A loan of $275 helped to purchase a greater quantity of maize, therefore, helping her to prepare more of her tasty ‘kenkey’.


Abene's story

Even though Abene 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, Abene is an entrepreneur. She prepares and sells kenkey (a traditional Ghanaian dish made from corn dough wrapped in banana leaves) for a living. She primarily sells her kenkey in Enyan Apaa, near Cape Coast. Her business enterprise has grown substantially since she began four years ago. She uses the income from her business to help her husband raise their four children. Abene has identified a growing demand among consumers for her kenkey. Nevertheless, she is unable to meet their needs due to a limited inventory capacity. 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, Abene 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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