Esi sells kenkey dumplings, made with mashed corn, and fish in Eguafo, near Elmina.
Esi has received no formal education. She is married with five children. Her husband is a farmer.
Esi has been selling her kenkey dumplings with fish for some time now. She helps support her husband's efforts to provide for the family's general expenses. Her loan will be used to purchase corn to prepare her kenkey dumpling recipe and to buy fish to sell.
She hopes to use the new profits from her business to develop her food-selling business further.
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.