A loan of $400 helped to buy beans, rice, tomatoes, pepper to make wakye.


Comfort's story

Comfort is a widow who has two children. After completing senior high school 15 years ago, she has been selling wakye (rice and beans) to people in the village of Jukwa. The loan money will help Comfort to buy beans, rice, tomatoes, pepper to make wakye and to support her family, especially as she is the sole breadwinner.

Wakye is a traditional rice dish in Ghana. To prepare wakye, she gets her beans, rice, and colored leaves from the market. She cooks the beans until they become tender and adds the colored leaves to give them a reddish color. Then she adds the rice to the bean mixture. She cooks the rice and beans until they become tender to eat.

Wakye is normally eaten with macaroni, wele (cow skin), gari, salad with pepper sauce, tomatoes sauce, fish, or meat.


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