Even though Ekua grew up in poverty without an education, this has not stopped her from fulfilling her dream of achieving a better life for her and her family. Currently, Ekua is an entrepreneur who sells cassava and plantains in Twifo Praso, near Cape Coast. Her business has grown substantially since she began four years ago. Ekua uses the income from her business to help her husband raise their three children. She has identified growing customer demand but is unable to meet it due to her limited inventory capacity.
Ekua is requesting a loan to purchase more cassava and plantains to sell. With the profits from her expanded business, Ekua wants to buck the trend by ensuring that all her children will be given the opportunity to further distance themselves from poverty.
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.