Filomina sells cooked rice in Accra. She cooks at home first half of each day and travels to Accra to sell.
Needs: Capital $250 to build inventory and train others to sell for her. Kitchen equipment.
Dora Oakley is a leader of women in Samsam. Why? People come for her advice. Dora works out of her home. Now that Samsam has electricity, she purchased a freezer to store fish and chicken.
She owns a Chop Bar (restaurant) – she cooks and has 2 helpers.
She has run out of capital but still wants to grow.
Needs: Capital $1,000 for building, kitchen equipment, tables, chairs, signage
Joanna has 3 children – 4 years to 18 years old.
Joanna sells tea and bread in the mornings. Evenings, customers come and sit & talk at her “café”. Her sister helps her go to the local bakery to buy bread.
Needs: Capital $300 for signage, tables, chairs, lanterns, displays
Rebecca sells soap on laundry day. She saw a need and created a business! Rebecca travels 35 miles to Accra and purchases soaps, both personal bars and soaps for laundry. Then she carries it all in a basket on her head throughout her community. What a convenience for the women!
Needs: Capital $350 for rent of storefront and inventory storage.
Linda sells cassava dough, onions, eggs and red peppers, okra.
Her store display includes canned tomatoes, smoked fish and beans.
Linda lives behind her market.
Needs: Capital $500 for new structure for her business, inventory