A loan of $300 helped to buy fish to smoke and gari to sell.


Efua's story

Efua B. sells smoked fish and gari (couscous-like grain made from grated cassava) at Elmina, which she has been doing since 1989. To smoke her fish, she goes to the seashore to buy fresh fish from the seamen. She comes home with the fish, cleans or dresses them, and drains the water that comes from washing the fish. She prepares her traditionally-made oven with firewood to smoke her fish for sale.


Efua is married and has no formal education. Her husband is a fisherman. Efua uses her income to help her husband pay utility bills and for their apartment. Efua will use this loan to buy more fish to smoke and gari to sell. With the profits from her expanded business, Efua plans to save to build.


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