Even though Alex grew up in poverty without an education, this has not stopped him from fulfilling his dream of achieving a better life for him and his family.
Currently, Alex is an entrepreneur. He sells charcoal in Ekumfi-Twa (near Cape Coast). His business has grown substantially since he started it six years ago. He uses the income from his business to support his eight children.
Alex has identified that there is growing demand for his product. However, he is unable to meet this demand due to limited capacity. So he aims to use his loan to purchase additional firewood to make more charcoal to sell.
With the new profits from his expanded business, Alex wants to ensure that all his children will be given the opportunity to further distance their family from poverty.