Mariama is a petty trader. She operates a grocery shop. The items in her grocery shop are milk, Milo (drink powder), sugar, soups, different kinds of soft drinks, tinned tomatoes, tinned fish, biscuits, toffees, powdered milk, etc. Her store is in Nyame Bekyere near Abura. She has been doing this for 2 years now.
Mariama is single and has no children. She uses her income to pay her accommodation and utility bills. Mariama needs this loan to purchase a variety of groceries to satisfy her customers. With the new profit, Mariama wishes to expand her business.
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.
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