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A loan of $275 helped to purchase inventory allowing her to sell greater quantities of yams.


Florence's story

Although she has received no prior formal education, Florence is an entrepreneur. She specializes in selling yams in Apewosika (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in this enterprise for 2 years. Florence is married and has 4 children. Her husband works as a driver. The proceeds from her business normally go towards helping her husband cover the family’s general expenses and pay their children’s school fees. Florence wants to use her loan to increase her current inventory levels, hence allowing her to sell greater quantities of yams. In the long term, Florence plans to reinvest future profits into her business, thus helping her expand and meet the needs of rising customer demands.


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