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Mary B. sells soft drinks and clothing at the council lane in Elmina. Mary has received a junior high education. She is married and has 1 child. Her husband is a steel bender. Mary started selling soft drinks and clothing not too long ago. She is responsible for the housekeeping expenses since her husband takes care of the family's financial needs. Her loan will be used to buy more bales of clothing and crates of soft drinks to meet the increase in demand by her custumers. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to reinvest back for the expansion of her trade.

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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

  • $3,500
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Ghana Loans Fundraising
  • $11,603,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 1.4
    Ghana Cedis (GHS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Mary buy more bales of clothing and crates of soft drinks to meet the increase in demand by her custumers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 24, 2009