Yaa S. is married and has four children. In order to supplement the income of her husband, who works with Zoomlion, a waste management company,Yaa prepares and sells kenkey, a popular Ghanaian dish made from fermented corn dough. Kenkey is usually served with pepper sauce and fried fish. Yaa would like to grow her business, and a loan from Kiva will allow her to purchase more corn and oil to increase her food production. She wants to save up enough to pay for her children’s tertiary education.
In the photo, Yaa is showing the soaked maize she uses for corn dough to prepare the kenkey.