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Although she has received no formal education, Ekua is an entrepreneur. She sells kenkey and sabo (two traditional Ghanaian dishes made primarily from corn and groundnuts respectively) in Akonoma (near Cape Coast).

Ekua has been selling kenkey for some time now. As a widow having to provide for her two children, she is responsible for supporting the entire family. Her loan will be used to buy more maize and groundnuts, thereby allowing her to meet rising customer demands.

Ekua hopes to use the new profits from her business to diversify her food operations further.

Additional Information

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
  • 22
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,565,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.9
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $175 helped Ekua to buy more maize and groundnuts, thereby allowing her to meet rising customer demands.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013