Bags of flour for baking

Yvonne Mensah

Apam, Ghana

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Yvonne Mensah

Location

Apam, Ghana

On-time repayments

9 weekly installments  •  100%

About Me

I am Yvonne, 25 years old from the central part of Ghana, Gomoa to be precise.
Gomoa simone of the poorest districts in ghana with low education rate especially among girls.
Teenage pregnancy among girls from 12years to 18years is almost like a norm within our area.
Adolescent boys go fishing or migrate to the cities for greener pastures.

This is the environment I grew up, and this were the norms I needed to rewrite with my life as a young girl. Many girls at 12 years have boyfriends who provide a form of financial support and jn return have sex with them.
This is what I do ot want to fall to hence needed to face early fires to the extent of attempted rape.
My parents were poor but motivated to still study and change the status quo.
I completed Jhs, went to Shs, completed and finally completed training college to work as a trained teacher with specialty in psychology.
I worked as a labourer in construction sites carrying sand, a head potter , house help and a food vendor along the way to be able to get to my current stage.

My Business

I want to be a positive impact to my community by propagating the good news of possibilities.
I provide education to young girls in schools ,churhes and community centres. The topics ranged from family planing, importance of education and apprenticeship.
I currently have a pastries and snack joint where I give products to girls to sell to get profit , teach them how to do same to be their own boss.

My objective is to help reduce teenage pregnancies which is high mostly in central region, especially fishing communities.
Girls should have the choice of either going to school or learning an apprenticeship instead of total dependence on the men.
Help me make my dream a reality.

Project Proposal

My previous proposal catered for refilling of my cylinder I use for baking.
I currently want to buy extra bags of flour to be able to increase production to the demands of my customers.
This will let my profit rise about 50% .

Thank you zidisha for helping me grow my business.

My Videos

Jun 25, 2021: My business exodus

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Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount

$40.09

Date disbursed

Jul 11, 2021

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: 5% of $40.09 = $1.83

Backers

Richard Aduonu

Gomoa Pomadze, Ghana

Felicia Korang

Koforidua, Ghana

Comfort Amaning

Anyinam, Ghana

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