Sarah is married and has three children. She lives in Jukwa near Cape Coast. Her husband is a driver. Sarah cooks plain rice and serves it with meat and tomatoes sauce, which she has been doing for seven years. Sarah supports her husband in paying their accommodation bills.
Sarah is requesting a loan, which she will use to purchase bags of rice, fish, and other ingredients needed to prepare the food she sells. With the new profit, she hopes to establish a restaurant.
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.