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Ekua is a widow with five children who lives in the village of Nyame Bekyer near Cape Coast. She is the sole breadwinner in the entire family and so must provide for all of them. For the past nine years she has cooked and sold kenkey, a traditional Ghanaian dish made of fermented corn or cassava dough that is partially cooked, then steamed and served rolled in banana leaves.

Ekua is applying for a 800 GHS loan from CRAN to buy increased amounts of corn and cassava and so increase her kenkey production. With new profits from her expanded business, Ekua plans to further diversify the types of food that she sells so as to attract more customers.

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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
  • 36
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,958,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.9
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Ekua to buy increased amounts of corn and cassava to make kenkey.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2013
Mar 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013