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Ekua is divorced and has 8 children. Even though she did not receive any formal education, 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 Emissakrom (near Cape Coast). She has been actively involved in this business for about 2 years. As the sole breadwinner in the family, Ekua uses her income to provide for the entire family. Ekua will use the loan to purchase more maize, which will allow her to improve her overall sales. With the new profits from her expanded business, Ekua plans to further diversify the types of products that she sells, allowing her to adapt 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
  • 2.1
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $600 helped Ekua to purchase more maize so that she can improve her overall sales.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2013
Aug 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013