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Araba is married and has three children. She has received no formal education. Araba is a fishmonger who sells smoked and fried fish in the town of Mpredwow, near Cape Coast. Araba has worked as a fishmonger for the past 30 years. Her husband is a farmer. Araba uses her income to support her husband and take care of her family’s expenses.

Araba will use the loan to purchase more fish from local fishermen, for preparation and sale. With the new profits from her expanded business, Araba plans to reinvest in her fish-selling business.

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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
  • 40
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,736,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.9
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Araba to purchase more fish from local fishermen, for preparation and sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 18, 2013