I’ve built a house from a business I started with GHc500 - Ghanaian lady reveals

I’ve built a house from a business I started with GHc500 - Ghanaian lady reveals

  • Grace Mensah sells rice cooked with oil at Tema in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana
  • She has revealed that she started her business with GHc500
  • According to her, she has built a house from the business
  • Grace Mensah recently sat for an interview with SVTV Africa's DJ Nyaami

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Grace Mensah, a Ghanaian from Biriwa in the Central Region, has revealed that she has built a house for herself in her hometown from her business.

After dropping out of senior high school, she decided to start a business and sold porridge (koko) and buffloaf, but decided to venture into another business because the trade wasn't fetching her much income, said Grace Mensah.

Speaking on SVTV Africa with DJ Nyaami, she disclosed that she was advised to consider selling rice cooked with oil, and has since been able to build a house from the business.

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I’ve built a house from a business I started with GHc500 - Ghanaian lady reveals
I’ve built a house from a business I started with GHc500 - Ghanaian lady reveals. Image: SVTV Africa
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Initial capital

''I started my food business with GHs500 cedis. If I tell you I have a house in my village, you would not believe me,'' she told SVTV Africa.
''... Things have gone up. I visit the market with GHs600 and at the end of the week, I make GHs300 as profit. At the end of the month, I make GHs1200,'' she added.

The mother of one indicated that she prefers selling to being an employee because she ''makes more in a week''.

''If I have to go to Sakumono every day, that will be Ghc15 daily'' she said, asking ''If I take that out of the salary, how much do I have left.''

Empowering women

Grace Mensah advised women to learn a skill or start their own business instead of choosing quick money.

''I will advise the youth, especially my sisters to stop saying selling is bad. You can sell food, clothes, cosmetics, etc,'' she said.

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Ghanaian female barber

In a previous story, YEN.com.gh reported that, despite the challenges in the barbering profession for women, a single mother, Fidelia Adogo, is helping to breach the gender disparity in the field with her rare skills.

The Ghanaian businesswoman hails from Atsiavi-Adogo Kope in the Volta Region and always drifted towards male-dominated professions.

Before starting a business as a professional barber, she attempted to join the military but couldn't afford to buy the enrolment forms due to financial constraints.

Visually impaired man

In a separate story, a visually impaired man, Seth Kofi Anto, says he suspects foul play in how he and his nephew were only affected after taking drinks at a get-together.

Kofi Anto, aged 59, told DJ Nyaami on SVTV Africa, that he suspects his wife of 35 years.

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According to the business owner, he travelled, and after ten years of living and working abroad, he returned to meet another man in their house.

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