Vida Nyarko and her husband do all they can to give their two daughters and two sons a better life in Konongo, Ghana. For the past 10 years, Vida has worked as a baker to provide for her family, making a wide variety of fresh breads to sell to retailers and food vendors in her community. Each week, she travels to Kumasi to purchase bags of flour, margarine and other ingredients at lower prices and returns home to bake her breads. Although she has acquired many customers throughout her decade in business, she struggled to generate enough income to support her family's expenses and her children's rising school fees. Vida longed to expand her baking business, but didn't have the capital she needed and didn't know where to turn for financial support.
Everything began to change when Vida joined Opportunity International. She received valuable financial training to optimize her business and a loan to purchase her ingredients in bulk. With larger supplies of flour and other ingredients, Vida has been able to greatly increase her bread production, giving her the means to sell to more customers and businesses and increase her profits. Now, she is confident that she will be able to continue to expand her baking operation so she can give her family a better quality of life and provide her children with a quality education.