A loan of $275 helped to buy to buy bags of maize, fried fish, tomatoes and pepper.


Cynthia's story

Cynthia is a food vendor at Likpe Bakua, Hohoe. Cynthia has never had any formal education. She is married with three children. Her husband is a farmer. Cynthia has been cooking and selling kenkey for the past six years. Kenkey is a traditional Ghanaian meal which is made with corn flour and requires fermentation in order to create its unique flavor. It is produced by cooking fermented dough of corn/maize wrapped in maize husk and steamed. Kenkey can be eaten with various kinds of sauces such as pepper sauce, soup, and stew. It is often served with meat or fish such as fried or roasted fish, roasted chicken, and roasted turkey.

Cynthia being a married woman has the responsibility to assist her husband to provide food for their the home. Her loan will be used to buy to buy bags of maize, fried fish, tomatoes and pepper. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to reinvest into her business.


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