Esi is a petty trader who sells vegetable and foodstuffs. At the same time, cooks banku to sell at Elmina. She serves her banku with soup, stew or a pepper sauce with fish. Esi is single and has three children. She uses her income for the general upkeep of her children. Her loan will be used to buy bags of maize, vegetables and foodstuffs to sell. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to start a restaurant
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: http://www.kiva.org/partners/91 ). 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.