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Paulina cooks banku for sale. She serves it with fried fish, pepper and tomato sauce at Breman near Elmina. Paulina has done this for 10 years.

Paulina is married and has 6 children. She uses her income to support the husband to feed and pay their accommodation bills.

Her loan will be used to purchase bags of maize and fish, which she uses in preparing her banku for sale. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to mount a stall for the sale of her cooked banku and fish.

Additional Information

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

  • $2,643
    Average annual income
  • 28
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,008,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.8
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Paulina purchase bags of maize and fish, which she uses in preparing her banku for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2012
Apr 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012