A loan of $275 helped to purchase a large bag of maize and a greater quantity of fish, to enable her to expand her food business.


Bertha's story

Bertha is married and has 7 children with her husband, who is a peasant farmer in Soba, Hohoe. She has received schooling only through a primary school level. Bertha prepares and sells kenkey at Soba, Hohoe, which she has done for the past 4 years now.

Kenkey is a traditional Ghanaian meal which is produced by cooking fermented corn dough wrapped in maize husks and steamed. Kenkey can be eaten hot or cold with various kinds of sauces, such as the common pepper sauce. It is also often served either with meat or fish, such as fried or roasted fish, roasted chicken or roasted turkey.

Bertha uses her income to help her husband feed the family, and she also buys books for her children's education. She will use the loan to purchase a large bag of maize and a greater quantity of fish to enable her to expand her food business. She plans to save her new profits and reinvest them into the business.


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