Araba sells the local dish banku in Kufur near Elmina. Araba has received no formal education. She is married and has two children. Her husband is a fisherman. Araba has been selling the local dish banku for 30 years. She is responsible for supporting her husband and children. Her loan will be used to buy more corn and cassava to make banku. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to improve and expand her banku-making enterprise.
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.