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Efua produce fanti kenkey (a staple dish in West Africa) for sale at Krofofrodo near Abura. In the photo, Efua is mixing the dough she uses for her kenkey. She is married and has 4 children. Her husband is a carpenter. She has been selling fanti kenkey for some years now. She uses her income to support her husband and pay their children's school fees. Her loan will be used to buy bags of maize to increase her production of kenkey. She hopes to use the new profits to 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
  • 1.7
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Efua to buy bags of maize to produce more kenkey for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 9, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012