Maame Esi is married to a mechanic. She uses her income to help her husband pay the household expenses as well as to save for a rainy day. A junior high school graduate, Maame currently sells onions and tubers (yams), in Nyame Bekyere (near Cape Coast).
With over two years of experience in her trade, Maame sees an opportunity to expand her enterprise further. Nevertheless, she does not have the working capital necessary to increase her quantity of stock. Therefore, she will use her loan to buy more onions and tubers, which will indirectly help her boost her overall sales. Maame wants to make her business self-sustaining, as soon as possible. As a result, she plans to channel the new profits from her expanded business back into her enterprise.
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.