Asia is happy to be part of the Mentors International family in Ghana.

Asia shared with us, “I am much grateful to Mentors International for the support and training given to me. I can now pay my children’s school fees and feed my family with the three nutritious meals. My son Fusheini is a little bit mentally challenged. He was born with this. We keep seeking treatments for him. Recently we found a primary school where he can attend. My two daughters Anifa and Yussif are attending the local Jr High and High Schools. Thank you Mentors International for making this possible”.

Asia and her husband Mustapha saved $14 and invested it to start her business of selling fruits and vegetables. She was very excited within a few days she made a profit of about $6.50. Asia was eager to continue to grow her business, but she really didn’t know what she was doing.

Another businesswoman in her Walewale community  told her about Mentors International. She decided to enroll in the Mentors International Ghana self-reliance and business principles program, Asia together with several other women in her village faithfully attended our classes over a period of four weeks. They learned and applied the skills of bookkeeping, savings, time management, customer service, and more. Personal Hygiene lessons are also taught to help prevent the stop of the COVID virus.

After completing her training Asia was qualified for a microloan of $83. She invested this in her business by purchasing higher-quality fruits and vegetables. Six months have passed, and Asia has paid back her loan. She has made many positive changes for her small market stand. Her mentor Saaka checks in with her weekly to help guide her progress. Today Asia is making over $25 a week, and she now saves about $5 a week.

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