A loan of $575 helped to buy raw materials like maize, bags of rice, meat, fish, vegetables and firewood.

Abiba's story

Abiba I., 46, is the married mother of five children. Abiba is resourceful and enterprising: she has supported one child to graduation from high school through her business, and two more are presently in the junior high school. The rest are grown up, married, and living with their husbands.

Abiba and her husband, a farmer, live in a mining community. She operates a local restaurant and sells traditional local foods like "banku," which is prepared from milled maize grains, generally taken with hot pepper or soup. She has 20 years of experience in food production. She sells some of her food at a nearby pub in the community where she lives, and some of it is sold in the community's mining area.

Abiba reports that prices of raw materials have gone up significantly, and she is no longer able to meet her production expenditures. She needs the loan to enable her to inject additional capital into the business in order to scale up production and to maintain quality as well. She wants to use the loan to buy more raw materials like maize, plantain, meat, fish, vegetables, and firewood. She belongs to a village bank called "Hannah Mma," which means "Hannah’s children."

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