Total loan: $3,500


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Mount Rainier, MD, United States / Food

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Saskia's story

I’ve been working in the food industry for over 11 years. My passion for the culinary arts grew from watching my parents cook foods from around the world. I fostered that passion by going to culinary arts school in Hawaii, where a teacher of mine played a video on chocolate-making. Suddenly, a whirlwind of ideas flooded my mind. My imagination took me to a place where I had a vision of owning my own cacao farm, chocolate shop, and crafting artistic pieces from cacao. I believe this unlocked something embedded in my DNA and has opened a way for me to connect with my Ghanian heritage. Now, I’m ready to embark on that journey! My motivation comes from my passion to learn, reach my goals, realize my vision, build my legacy, and to learn more about ghana through the magic of cacao.