Salamatu is married to a mason and has 3 children. She sells waakye, which is rice and beans cooked together. She serves it with gari (a couscous-like grain made from grated cassava) , macaroni, meat and fish stew. Salamatu has been selling waakye for 11 years now. She uses her income to support her husband to pay their children’s school fees.
Salamatu needs this loan to purchase bags of rice, beans and other ingredients for the preparation of her waakye to sell. With the new profit, Salamatu will 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.
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.