A loan of $700 helped to buy more raw materials, like bags of maize, baskets of cassava, plantain, meat, fish, and firewood.


Yaa's story

Yaa O. started her local restaurant nine years ago in Sunyani where she lives. Since then, she has become one of the most popular food vendors in her neighborhood. She is now 37 years old and married with two kids who are currently in school.

She serves many kinds of local dishes, like fufu, rice balls, and banku, among others. Fufu is prepared from pounded cassava and plantain and taken with soup. Banku is prepared from milled maize grains and taken with hot pepper or soup.

Yaa wants to use this loan to buy more raw materials, like bags of maize, baskets of cassava, plantain, meat, fish, and firewood. She also hopes to use part of the proceeds to finance her children's education. She is a member of the community group called Proverb Trust Group. In this group, members guarantee for one another as social collateral to access loan funds and peer pressure to repay the loan. Yaa was attending her usual group meeting when her photo was taken.


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