A loan of $750 helped to buy more palm fruits and grocery products to restock her inventory.

Abena's story

Abena S. is 40 years old. She is married with one child. At the moment, her son is in senior high school. She has been a local manufacturer of palm oil and also has been selling grocery products and fruit like bananas for the past twenty years in order to take care of her family. Palm oil is produced from palm fruits. The palm fruit is processed through various stages to obtain the palm oil. The palm oil produced is used to prepare many local dishes. Her production is on a small scale due to lacking the necessary capital to buy machines for the work of processing.

In addition to her palm oil business, she also operates a grocery shop and sells item like sugar, biscuits, evaporated milk, etc., and bananas in the community where she lives. She says this has also slowed down due to current food prices and the economic crunch in the world market. She wants to use the loan to buy more palm nuts to increase her capacity to produce in larger quantities. She plans to purchase rice, sugar, milk, biscuits, and other canned foods, etc. so that she can supply her customers on a regular basis.

Abena believes this will help expand her business to raise more income to help her husband provide food and finance her dear child's education. Abena belongs to a village bank called ‘Nyame Nti’ which means For Christ's Sake. She hopes to receive GHS 1000 to make business progress by restocking her inventory.

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