A loan of $625 helped to purchase a greater quantity of maize, therefore helping her to prepare more of her tasty ‘Kenkey’.


Ekua's story

Even though Ekua grew up in poverty without an education, this has not stopped her from fulfilling her dream of achieving a better life for herself and her family. Currently, Ekua is an entrepreneur. She prepares and sells ‘Kenkey’ (a traditional Ghanaian dish made from corn dough and wrapped in banana leaves) for a living. She primarily sells her ‘Kenkey’ in Emissakrom (near Cape Coast). Her business enterprise has grown substantially since she began 5 years ago. She uses the income from her business to help her husband raise their 5 children. Ekua has identified that there are growing demands among consumers for her ‘Kenkey’. However, she is unable to meet their needs due to a limited inventory. Thus she aims to use her loan to purchase a greater quantity of maize, therefore helping her to prepare more of her tasty ‘Kenkey’. With the new profits from her expanded business, Ekua wants to buck the trend by ensuring that all her children will be given the opportunity to further distance their family from poverty.


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