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Total loan: $425
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Christine

Ghana
Hohoe, Ghana / Food Production/Sales

A loan of $425 helped buy maize to make food for sale.


Christine's story

Christine is married and has 5 children. She has received schooling but only through the middle school level.

Christine is a food vendor at Soba, Hohoe, and has done this work since 2008. She also sells kenkey in Soba, Hohoe, which she has done for 3 years now. Kenkey is a traditional Ghanaian meal which is produced by cooking fermented corn dough wrapped in maize husk and steamed. Kenkey can be eaten hot or cold with various kinds of sauces such as pepper and tomato sauce. This traditional dish is often served either with meat or fish such as fried or roasted fish, roasted chicken, and roasted turkey.

Christine's husband is a farmer in their community. Christine uses her income to assist her husband with the general upkeep of their family. She will use the loan to purchase a large bag of maize, and use part for the preparation of her kenkey dish and another part will expand her food production into making corn porridge for breakfast, another local favorite in her community. Through this expansion of her food selling business Christine hopes to generate additional income to further expand her food businesses. In addition, with the new profits from her expanded business, Christine plans to save for her old age.


Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: January 21, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Christian Rural Aid Network (CRAN)

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: January 21, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Christian Rural Aid Network (CRAN)