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Alima sells charcoal in Nyame Bekyere. In front of Alima are packages of charcoal ready for sale.

She is married and has seven children. Her husband is a retried security guard. Alima has been selling charcoal for five years. She uses her income to support her husband in paying their children’s school fees. Alima will use her loan to purchase bags of charcoal to sell. With the new profit from her expanded business, Alima wishes to produce the charcoal herself.

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

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 31
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,710,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.0
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Alima to purchase bags of charcoal for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 21, 2012