A loan of $500 helped to buy raw materials like maize, cassava, plantain, meat, fish, vegetables and firewood.

Akua's story

Akua F. is a 40-year-old local restaurant operator. She is married and has five kids. Four of her children attend school and the last-born is still breastfeeding. She prepares and sells local foods like fufu, banku, abetie and other local dishes in the community where she lives.

Akua has been in this business for the past 15 years. Fufu is prepared from pounded cassava and plantain, taken with all kinds of soup. Banku is prepared from milled maize grains and it is taken with hot pepper or soup.

She says prices of raw materials have gone up significantly and she needs the support of a loan to enable her to meet her production expenditure. With the loan, she wants to purchase more raw materials like bags of maize, baskets of cassava, plantain, meat, fish, vegetables and firewood to prepare her meals. She would be grateful for that assistance.

Her picture was taken when she visited. Akua belongs to a village bank called "Naomi." She hope to receive GH¢700 to make business progress by restocking her inventory.

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