Bags of flour for baking

Yvonne Mensah

Apam, Ghana

100% repaid

Entrepreneur

Name

Yvonne Mensah

Location

Apam, Ghana

On-time repayments

13 weekly installments  •  69%

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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  • Yvonne Mensah    Oct 17, 2021

    Hello,
    My gas cylinder exploded while I was working about a month ago. I sustained injuries and had been at the hospital all this while. Please bear with me in these time and pray for me. I will definitely repay my loan when I resume work.

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    • Laurie    Oct 18, 2021

      I am praying for you, Yvonne!
      This is why I don't like gas. It's too dangerous.
      I wish you a speedy recovery.

      Also, I read your profile. Thank you so much for educating people about how to prevent pregnancies! That's literally the most important work anyone can do, as global human overpopulation is THE root cause of climate change and just about every other problem we face on the planet.

      I am child-free, by choice... no full-term pregnancies, one spontaneous miscarriage at about 5 or 6 weeks along, no abortions although I am not opposed to abortion, because the neurons that extend from the spinal cord into the brain need to reach all the way to the area of the brain where pain is perceived in order for a fetus to be able to feel pain, and that doesn't occur until between 23 and 24 weeks of human pregnancy... also, the nerves' existence isn't enough to produce the experience of pain, because the anatomical structures also have to be functional, and that doesn't happen until around 30 weeks of human pregnancy, when there's finally evidence of brain activity that suggests the fetus is able to feel pain, which you can read about at one of the links below, although I realize that you already may know these things... and, besides, not all souls are meant to have an incarnation in a biological body... a soul that's meant to incarnate into a biological body, that started to do that, but an abortion or a spontaneous miscarriage happened, will find another biological body to inhabit at another time... the biological body doesn't create a soul... souls are eternal creations of God... souls always have existed and always will exist, whether ever incarnated or not... these are things more people should think about, especially because the human population began exceeding the sustainable carrying capacity of this planet around 1960 (the year I came home from a hospital for the first time), and things only have been getting steadily worse ever since then... and technology isn't likely to save us... technology will help somewhat, but it won't solve our problems... only reducing our rate of human reproduction to get our numbers back down to 3 billion or less over the next couple of decades, instead of foolishly or ignorantly allowing it to climb to 11 billion, is the only humane thing that can save us... or we can allow famines, and wars, and pandemics (much worse than the one we're currently in), and other inhumane alternatives, to continue to emerge and to worsen.

      Note that all information in this post is intended for educational purposes only; no copyright infringement intended.

      Here are some resources I've come across on the Internet,
      in case there are any here that you haven't already come across, too:

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5O...

      www.EvidenceUnseen.com/wp-c...

      Vimeo.com/130468614

      courses.LumenLearning.com/S...
      (We were estimated to reach 8 billion in 2028; however, we're going to
      get there a lot sooner than that... see the "worldometers" page, below:

      www.worldometers.info/

      www.usatoday.com/story/news...
      (and, yet, even in this pandemic, births still are outpacing deaths)
      (visit the "worldometers" page, above)

      www.Guttmacher.org/news-rel...

      news.BBC.co.uk/2/hi/health/...

      www.livescience.com/54774-f...

      www.ScienceMag.org/news/201...

      medium.com/ending-overshoot...

      www.ThoughtCo.com/populatio...

      www.BiologicalDiversity.org...

      www.bard.edu/news/a-diversi...

      www.TheGuardian.com/environ...

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk1...

      www.resilience.org/stories/...

      www.AlBartlett.org/presenta...

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Sep 7, 2021

    Money has been received, Ghc 241, it will help me get additional bag of flour.

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Sep 6, 2021

    Thank you very much family. This fund will help me get flour to work with.
    I will make good use of it.

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  • Saviour Akpozah    Sep 6, 2021

    Make good use of it

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  • Richard Frempong    Sep 5, 2021

    Godspeed!

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Sep 5, 2021

    I have made a deposit of Ghc 48 which is my total loan repayment.
    Thank you for the support.

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Aug 30, 2021

    I have deposited Ghc 47.00 into my pay it forward account.

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Aug 22, 2021

    I have made a deposit of 30.00 cedis

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Aug 22, 2021

    I want to reduce since business I have some classes to attend.

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Aug 14, 2021

    Hello family,
    I have deposited Ghc 26.00 into my account.
    I will continue to repay my outstanding balance timely.

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Aug 2, 2021

    I have made a deposit of ghc 26 in my account.

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Jul 30, 2021

    I have made a deposit of Ghc 47.00.

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Jul 30, 2021

    I'm adjusting to be able to pay timely.

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Jul 20, 2021

    Hello family ,
    Thank you for always supporting my business.
    Business is doing well and I look forward to more glorious days ahead.
    As alway thank you for the help.

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Jul 12, 2021

    I have received Ghc 222.00 .
    I will use this money to purchase flour for my baking business.
    Thank you lenders

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Jul 11, 2021

    Thank you for the support.
    I really appreciate it.

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Jul 10, 2021

    I able to fill my cylinder and work is still ongoing smoothly.
    Thank you a thousand times.

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  • Millicent Adjei Marfo    Jul 5, 2021

    Thank you !

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Jul 5, 2021

    Business is good and I have deposited Ghc 155.00 I to my pay it forward account.
    Thank you for the support.

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  • Yvonne Mensah    Jul 2, 2021

    I have just received Ghc 148.00 . Thank you for the quick disbursement

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