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Debora Esi
Debora Esi cooks cassava and maize dishes (banku and kenkey) to sell. She serves them with fried fish, pepper and tomato sauce, in Abura. She is married and has four dependents. Debora has been in this business for four years. She uses her income to help her husband with the general support of their children. Her loan will be used to purchase bags of maize and fish, which she uses in preparing her banku and kenkey for sale. She hopes to use the new profits from her expanded business to mount a better stall for the sale of her banku.

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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
  • 33
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,960,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.9
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Debora Esi to buy bags of maize and fish, which she uses in preparing her cassava and maize dishes (banku and kenkey) for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2012
Dec 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013