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Nana Ekua
Nana Ekua is a widow and has three children. Even though she did not receive any formal education, Nana Ekua is a successful businesswoman. She prepares and sells ‘Kenkey’ (a traditional Ghanaian staple dish that is made from corn dough and is wrapped in banana leaves) for a living. She normally sells her ‘Kenkey’ in Nkontrodo (near Cape Coast). She has been actively involved in this business for about 40 years.

As the sole breadwinner in the family, Nana Ekua uses her income to provide for the entire family. Nana Ekua will use the loan to purchase increased amounts of maize, thus aiding her to improve her overall sales. With the new profits from her expanded business, Nana Ekua plans to further diversify the type of products that she sells, hence adapting to changing customer preferences.

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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
  • 14
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $10,998,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.0
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $500 helped Nana Ekua to purchase increased amounts of maize.
98% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 4, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013