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Adwoa Benewaa

City: Nkoranza Country: Ghana Loan Use: To purchase plantain
Loan Term: 32 Date Posted:  First Repayment: April 17, 2019
Opportunity International Client Adwoa Benewaa

Adwoa Benewaa lives with her two children in Nkoranza, a farming region of Ghana. She’s the sole income-earner of her family, yet she’s managed to send both of her children to school. Her oldest graduated and is working now, and the youngest is entering the tertiary level. Adwoa has provided for her children through her business selling plantains—both raw and fried. After operating her business for a while, Adwoa was struggling to make a profit because she started with low capital. Adwoa’s friend encouraged her to partner with Opportunity International, and she learned more about the programs and services available to her. After completing financial literacy training, Adwoa received her first loan, which she invested in her business. She now purchases greater quantities of plantains, cutting down on supply costs by being more efficient. She is also attracting more customers with a larger capacity to meet their needs. Adwoa has grown her profits and happily reports that she’s able to meet her family’s needs and afford the household expenses. Looking forward, Adwoa sees a bright future for her business. She wants to have her own storefront and sell other basic grocery and household products. She plans to save her profits for her youngest child’s higher education.

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