In this country there are so many unemployed young people, so when I started university I was already thinking of business ideas. I didn’t want to complete my studies and find myself without opportunities, and getting into entrepreneurship also meant I could pursue something I was really passionate about. I started my groundnut processing business, called Influx Groundnuts Products, in January 2019.
CAMFED Ghana is an implementing partner of the Mastercard Foundation Young Africa Works strategy, which focuses on finding solutions to the youth employment challenge and reducing poverty in Africa by supporting young people – especially women – into dignified and fulfilling work. Our priorities include creating pathways through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), business start-ups, and business growth.
Through the partnership we provide some business loans to young women from disadvantaged backgrounds who are between the ages of 18 and 35 and are looking to start or grow their enterprise and create employment for others. Please contact CAMFED Ghana for more information.
And stay tuned during 2022, to see young women’s expertise showcased in one or two interviews per month on Citi TV.