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Although she has received no formal education, Charlotte is an entrepreneur. She specializes in selling charcoal in Asebu Ekrokul (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in this enterprise for four years. Charlotte is married and has five children. Her husband works as a farmer. The proceeds from her business normally go toward helping her husband to cover the family’s general expenses and to pay their children’s school fees. Charlotte wants to use her loan to increase her current inventory levels, which will allow her to sell greater quantities of charcoal. In the long term, Charlotte plans to reinvest future profits in her business, thus helping her expand and meet rising customer demand.

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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

  • $2,643
    Average annual income
  • 9
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $10,839,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.0
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Charlotte to increase her current inventory levels, which will allow her to sell greater quantities of charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013