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Ekua sells "Akyikie", a local food made out of maize. She lives at Benkyadze with her husband who is a farmer and their seven dependents. Ekua has been doing this work for some time now. She uses her income to assist her husband in the general up-keep of their family.

Ekua will use her loan to purchase maize for the preparation of her "Akyikie" for sale. With the new profit Ekua will expand her business.

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Important Information About CRAN

Please note that Kiva considers loans to this Field Partner, CRAN, to be particularly HIGH RISK. This organization has had very serious delinquency problems brought about by problems with its credit methodology, local environmental shocks including a depletion of local fisheries in its core area of operation (Cape Coast and the Central Province), and insufficient follow up with late clients. Lenders to this business should be aware that there is an increased risk of not getting repaid on this loan due to the challenges facing the Field Partner.

CRAN's creditors - including Kiva - have entered into a new Restructuring Agreement (For more information, please see CRAN's Field Partner profile: ). Kiva will extend its ongoing policy of allowing CRAN to continue to raise funds on the Kiva website. New funds raised will be used to make repayments on older CRAN loans via Kiva’s standard net billing process.

About Ghana

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,967,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.6
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Ekua to purchase maize for the preparation of her "Akyikie" for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2011
Jan 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2012