Total loan: $325


Cape Coast, Central, Ghana / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more cassava.

Victoria's story

Even though Victoria grew up in poverty without an education, this has not stopped her from aspiring a better life for her and her family. Currently, Victoria is an entrepreneur. She prepares and sells ‘Gari’ (a traditional Ghanaian snack that is made from starched powdered cassava). She primarily sells her ‘Gari’ in Asebu Ekrokul (near Cape Coast). Her business enterprise has grown substantially since she began 1 year ago. Victoria uses the income from her business to help her husband raise their 5 children. Victoria has identified that there are growing demands among consumers’ for her ‘Gari’, however she is unable to meet their needs due to a limited capacity. She hopes to use her loan to purchase more cassava, therefore helping her to prepare more of her tasty ‘Gari’. With the new profits from her expanded business, Victoria wants to buck the trend by ensuring that all her children will be given the opportunity to further distance their family from poverty.