A loan of $275 helped to purchase beans, rice, tinned tomatoes, and oil.


Rejoice's story

Rejoice is married and has four children. She has received schooling but only to junior high school. Rejoice is a food vendor who cooks and sells waakye in Likpe Bakua, Hohoe Township, which she has done for one year now. Waakye is a very popular Ghanaian rice food. It is often eaten as breakfast, lunch or supper. To prepare waakye, she gets her beans, rice, and colored leaves from the market. She cooks the beans until they become tender. She adds the colored leaves to give them a reddish color. Then, she adds the rice to the bean mixture. She cooks the rice and beans until they become tender to eat. When it is tender and well cooked, waakye is served and is normally eaten with macaroni, wele (cow skin), gari, salad with pepper sauce, tomatoes sauce, fish, or meat. Her husband is a farmer. Rejoice uses her income to assist with the basic needs of the home. Rejoice will use the loan to purchase bags of beans, rice, tinned tomatoes, and a gallon of oil. With the new profits from her expanded business, Rejoice intends to save her profit to enable her to acquire a kiosk to sell indoors.


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