After years of knocking on doors to sell pastries, a small loan changed everything for Akosua.
Akosua remembers selling small pastries from door to door like it was yesterday. “My business was very small then,” she said. Luckily, a friend told her about Sinapi Aba (SAT), the largest microfinance institution in Ghana. She saw this as the very opportunity she needed to grow her business and begin on the path to self-sufficiency.
After taking out a micro-loan, Akosua was able to invest in a small kiosk in a residential area to sell smoked fish, tomatoes, eggplant, groundnuts, dried pepper, and other items. She’s been a client of SAT for a year and is now making 50 cedi (US$50) in sales a day at her kiosk, generating a daily profit of about 10 cedi (US$10). “My husband is happy to see my business growing,” Akosua exclaims with a big grin and a hearty chuckle.
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