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Ama Pokua

City: Asafo Country: Ghana Loan Use: To purchase ladies scarfs for sale
Loan Term: 32 Date Posted:  First Repayment: June 10, 2019
Opportunity International Client Ama Pokua

Ama Pokua is a single mother raising her two children in Asafo, Ghana. To provide for her children, Ama started a business selling women’s scarves. She worked hard, but she struggled to grow her business to a profitable size. Her children were sent home from school several times because Ama couldn’t afford to pay their school fees. Ama felt the pressures of life weighing down on her, and she sought financial help. When Ama’s friend introduced her to Opportunity International, everything began to change. After completing financial literacy training, she received a loan, which she invested in her business. Ama increased her stock of scarves, and with a wider variety to offer her customers, she’s made many more sales. Ama says she is happy now, and she is thankful to Opportunity for helping her to build her business capacity and expand her own potential as an entrepreneur. Ama’s children have returned to school now that she’s able to pay their fees. She wants them to attain their dream professions and have successful lives.  As a successful entrepreneur, Ama is still dreaming big. She hopes to open her own shop and expand the products she offers.

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How do entrepreneurs become Opportunity International loan clients?

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