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Araba
Although she has received no prior formal education, Araba is an entrepreneur. She operates a local chop bar in Asafora (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in this enterprise for four years.

Araba is married and has five children. Her husband works as a farmer. The proceeds from her business normally go towards helping her husband cover the family’s general expenses and pay their children’s school fees.

Araba will use the loan to purchase increased amounts of ingredients for her local dishes, thus aiding her in improving her overall sales. With the new profits from her expanded business, Araba plans to further diversify the type of products that she sells, hence adapting to changing customer preferences.

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: 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.

About Ghana

  • $2,643
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,220,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.0
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Araba to purchase increased amounts of ingredients for her local dishes, thus aiding her in improving her overall sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 24, 2013
Listed
Jun 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 19, 2013