- Ruth Okaniorkor Adjetey is the owner of Garnet Beginners School
- She has been struggling to sustain her school due to the negative economic impact of coronavirus
- With her school closed, Ruth has started a meat grilling business to survive
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to have its toll on the economy, Ruth Okaniorkor Adjetey, is among many who have diversified their earnings to survive.
Ruth has been running her own school for the past three years after she took over her mother’s nursery she started for her colleague nurses.
Her school has since trained toddlers from 3 months to about 6 years.
Garnet Beginners, has equally not been spared by the ‘thorns’ of the novel coronavirus which has hit businesses in the country.
Prior to the prevailing pandemic, Ruth Okaniorkor Adjetey, decided to expand and start a pre-school.
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With about 10 staff now and steady growth, she also decided to gather the proceeds of her work over the years to invest.
Her plan was to make more on the monies and expand the school on a bigger piece of land.
In February 2020, Ruth decided to walk her plans in action. She put her saving into a long-term account.
However, things didn’t go as planned. Coronavirus set in and caused a major shift in her life and school.
In March 2020, Ruth had to close her school, find a way for her students to study through e-learning and also fulfill her statutory obligations.
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Ruth’s saving soon run out and she had no money to sustain her school. She became broke and needed to do something quickly enough to survive.
Necessity birthed the idea of food production. Now, she grills different kinds of meat delicacies to serve customers in their homes.
From her 'home kitchen', she transforms raw duck, quail, pork, and other meats into tasty little chops for money.
Ruth told Ghanaweb that she started the business with her last GHC300.
‘‘One Sunday morning, I woke up from bed and realised all I had left was 300 cedis. I knew if that money was finished, I would have to be asking friends and those things are embarrassing,’’ she recounted.
With her phone for social media advertising, her kitchen available, and a loan for a grill, she put herself together, asked around for a farm with the animals she wanted, and started mymeatgh
She majorly depends on her connection with restaurant owners and other customers.
Ruth is one of many Ghanaians who has been greatly impacted by the raging coronavirus pandemic. She was compelled to close her school and led to its collapse.
However, with her new business, mymeatgh, she is hopeful that things will work in her favour.
In another story, some Ghanaian market women have revealed that their debtors have been hiding behind their face masks to avoid paying their debts.
They complained about the mandatory wearing of nose masks. According to the market women, their debtors have been hiding behind their face masks to elude them anytime they come to the market to make their usual purchases.
President Akufo-Addo made wearing of the face masks mandatory in the wake of the massive increase of coronavirus cases in the country.
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