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Nuuruyatu has always had a talent for cooking. She grew up watching her parents, entrepreneurs themselves, in Ghana cook for their clients. Following in their footsteps, Nuuruyatu moved to the United States five years ago to start her own enterprise.

With only $50, Nurruyatu began making Kenkey, a fermented cornmeal dish popular in parts of West Africa, out of her own kitchen. She turned to her family and friends to test out the flavors. Once perfected, she moved operations to a commercially licensed kitchen. Her business, Kadosh Foods Enterprise, makes Kenkey, Shito (a hot black pepper sauce found in Ghana), fried fish, and shrimp.

Unfortunately, rent for the incubator space was expensive. So, the next year, Nurruyatu moved into her own space, allowing her to produce and ship/cater her food to other restaurants, markets, or events. After investing her money into the new space, she’s now ready to improve the quality of her food products. With this loan, Nuuruyatu will be able to improve the packaging of her products, increasing the quality and appeal.

Help this self-made female entrepreneur grow her business!


About United States

  • $54,800
    Average annual income
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  • $12,977,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $6,575 helped Nuuruyatu to purchase a vacuum sealer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
25 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2014
Jul 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015