Esi sells a rice and bean dish called gari, in Aburansa near Elmina. Esi has received no formal education. She is divorced and has 7 children. Esi has been selling gari for 4 years. She is responsible for paying to support herself and her many children on her income alone. Her loan will be used to purchase more rice, beans and colored leaves to prepare her gari recipe. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to expand her gari production and meet her local customer’s demands.
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.