About Us

We are a rural development, advocacy and relief organisation dedicated to working with the rural and peri-urban poor, the vulnerable, women, children, families and their communities.

27+ Years in Action & counting...

CRAN, established in 1993, with its Head Office in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana, was founded by a group of university lecturers and development professionals, who dreamt to give back to society.


Our Vision

“Communities Without Poverty”

To see a Ghanaian society in which poverty and its concomitants are substantially reduced, leading to the achievements and sustenance of social justice.

Our Mission

To work towards improvement in the quality of life for the rural and peri-urban poor, the vulnerable, disadvantaged populations and communities in a holistic manner (socially, economically, physically, and spiritually) with emphasis on the economic and social empowerment of women and the right of children to quality formal education in a most professional and qualitative manner.

Our Core Values


Abiding by CRAN’s code of ethics


Transparency, accountability, and integrity towards our stakeholders


Helping the rural and peri-urban poor grow their businesses


Uphold and maintain respect for all our stakeholders


Quality and timelines are very important in meeting expectations of our stakeholders

Our Plan

CRAN has a broad aim to promote the socio-economic development of the rural and peri-urban poor and by that, working and contributing in a most professional and qualitative manner towards ensuring an improved quality of life for nearly 50% of Ghana’s population who live in mainly squalid and distressed communities.



CRAN’s work is broadly based on the values of Christian motivation and obligation towards the development of the individual. In this regard, it employs and promotes ‘demand-led’ or self-help strategies towards community development and rural poverty reduction.