A loan of $250 helped to purchase cassava and maize.


Abena's story

Abena is married with four children. Her husband works as a susu collector. Although she has received no prior formal education, Abena is an entrepreneur who prepares and sells "banku," a traditional Ghanaian dish made using fermented corn/cassava dough that is mixed and cooked in hot water into a smooth whitish consistent paste. She has operated her business for the past five years, and usually sells her banku in Twifo Praso, near Cape Coast. The proceeds from her business go toward helping her husband cover the family’s general expenses and school fees. Abena is requesting a loan to purchase a greater quantity of cassava and maize to increase her inventory levels. She hopes to sell greater quantities of her tasty banku. In the long term, Abena plans to reinvest her profits back into her business to expand and meet customer demand.


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