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Akua Konadu

City: Nkoranza-Kokofu Country: Ghana Loan Use: To purchase vegetable for sale
Loan Term: 32 Date Posted:  First Repayment: April 23, 2019
Opportunity International Client Akua Konadu

Akua Konadu is a single mother who lives in Ghana with her six children. When her husband passed away a few years ago, Akua became the sole caregiver for her children and had to navigate providing both financial and emotional support for them, amidst her own grief. Through her hard work and dedication, Akua was able to start up a produce shop at the local market. It hasn’t been easy for her, and there was a time she worried she wouldn’t be able to make ends meet for her children. Everything began to change for Akua when a friend introduced her to Opportunity International. After joining, Akua received financial training and a loan–a portion of which she used to purchase more vegetables. With more produce to sell and a greater variety of vegetables, Akua was able to attract new customers. She has modeled perseverance and hard work for her children, encouraging them to apply themselves in school and find jobs when they’re of an appropriate age. Looking to the future, Akua dreams of expanding her business and building a new house for herself and her children.

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How do entrepreneurs become Opportunity International loan clients?

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