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Gifty Abgezuoto

City: Suhum Country: Ghana Loan Use: To purchase bag of charcoal and refrigerator for her business
Loan Term: 32 Date Posted:  First Repayment: December 30, 2019
Opportunity International Client Gifty Abgezuoto

Gifty Abgezuto is a dedicated mother and entrepreneur who lives in Suhum, Ghana with her husband and their five children. For years, Gifty has owned and operated a company selling charcoal to customers in her community. With the rising cost of charcoal in the area, Gifty was finding it challenging to sell enough product to earn a profit. Despite their hard work, there was a time Gifty and her husband worried they would not be able to make ends meet. Everything began to change for Gifty when a friend encouraged her to join Opportunity International. After joining, Gifty received financial training and a loan to invest in her business. With the capital, she purchased charcoal in bulk which allowed her to keep her prices competitive, ultimately attracting new customers and increasing her sales. Additionally, Gifty identified an opportunity to sell bottled water and a local drink called Sobolo at her shop and used the remaining funds from the loan to purchase a refrigerator for this aspect of her business. Thanks to her loan, Gifty can continue to grow her business and pursue her career aspirations while providing a better quality of life for her children.

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