Mary N. is married and has 1 child. She has received schooling through junior high. Mary sells fabric, shoes, and bags in an area called Cape Coast, which she has done since 2006. Her husband is an auto electrician. Mary uses her income to pay the utility bills and to feed the family. Mary will use the loan to purchase more fabric, shoes, wrist watches, jewelry, and other items for resale. With the new profits from her expanded business, Mary plans to reinvest back in to the business to increase her capital base.
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.