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Veronica sells 'gari', a traditional dish made of milled cassava. Veronica lives in Bataya near Cape Coast and has prepared gari for sale for the past 15 years now. She is married with eight children; her husband is a farmer. She uses her income to assist her husband in the general upkeep of their family.

Veronica will use her loan to purchase bags of cassava for the preparation of gari to sell. With the new profit, she will expand her business to meet the need of local students and large families who desire this filling dish.

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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

  • $2,643
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $10,839,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.9
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Veronica to purchase bags of cassava for the preparation of 'gari' (cassava couscous) to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Jan 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2013