Bukari sells gari, a traditional rice and bean dish, in the markets in and around Aburansa, near Elmina. Bukari is also a farmer in the area. Bukari has a middle school-level education, and he is married with two children. His wife is a seamstress in their community.
Bukari has been selling gari and farming for four years now. He is responsible for supporting his wife and children and for the general welfare of his family. His loan will be used to buy ingredients necessary to prepare his gari recipe as well as supplies needed to operate his farm. He hopes to use the profits to expand his food production business and save to continue investing in his farm in the future.
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.
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