A loan of $325 helped to buy bags of beans, rice, frozen fish, and crates of eggs.


Victoria's story

Victoria is a food vendor who cooks and sells Waakye, a local Ghanaian rice dish, in Santrokofi, Hohoe Township. Waakye is a very popular Ghanaian food. It is often eaten as breakfast, lunch or supper with macaroni, wele (cow skin), gari, salad with pepper sauce, tomatoes sauce, fish, or meat. To prepare her Waakye, Victoria gets beans, rice, and colored leaves from the market. She cooks the beans until they become tender and 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. She is married and has 2 children with her husband who works in the security field. Victoria has been selling Waakye for the last 4 years, when she realized that the family would not be able to survive on her husband’s salary alone. She is responsible for assisting her husband with the basic needs of the home. Her loan will be used to buy bags of beans, rice, frozen fish, and crates of eggs. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to save and reinvest in her business.


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