Prepare to be inspired by the incredible journey of Damata, a resilient widow from the Kumbungu community in the Northern Region of Ghana. Damata’s life took a positive turn when she was introduced to Mentors International’s life-changing training, thanks to her caring friend, Abukari.
Before meeting Mentors International, Damata faced severe financial crises that left her homeless, desperately seeking help from friends and relatives. However, everything changed when Mentors International came to her community and extended their unwavering support and mentoring to Damata.
Under the guidance of Mentors International, Damata started selling clothing and bowls, embracing her newfound entrepreneurial spirit. Because of Mentors International’s comprehensive training on self-reliance, business principles, production, and savings, Damata embarked on a transformative journey towards economic empowerment.
With her determination and the knowledge, she acquired, Damata qualified for her first micro-loan of $90 USD, generously provided by donors of Mentors International. With this initial investment, she confidently launched her business, pouring her heart and soul into making it successful. Through sheer dedication and hard work, Damata paid off her loan on time, proving her resilience and unwavering spirit.
Damata joyfully shared, “The profits I make from my business have transformed the lives of my family and me. We now have a place to call home, as I am a proud landlady. Our meals are nutritious and healthy, a luxury we couldn’t afford before.” She continued, “Before, I had no knowledge of business management or the concept of savings. But now, I save about $3.50 USD every week from the earnings of my business.
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Her son, Alhassan, shared his happiness for his mother and their family:
Expressing gratitude for the positive changes they have experienced. The words of Alhassan: “Thank you, MENTORS INTERNATIONAL, for the invaluable support you have extended to my family.” These words echo the sentiments of an entire family forever transformed by the power of mentorship and empowerment.
Damata’s inspiring journey is a reminder that even in the face of adversity, with the right support and a resilient mindset, one can overcome challenges and achieve remarkable success.