Meet the University of Ghana Graduate who Established a Thriving Coconut Business Before age 20

Meet the University of Ghana Graduate who Established a Thriving Coconut Business Before age 20

  • A brilliant University of Ghana, Legon past student started a coconut business in Ghana before the age of 20
  • Adowarin Lugu-Zuri got the idea for her trade after witnessing a coconut seller come around her father's office to sell
  • The successful lady's company, Wazuri Ghana Limited, contributes its quota to a sustainable environment by giving out all their coconut husks to an energy company to be repurposed
  • The young lady has over 20 workers now and was listed as one of WomanRising's 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs in 2016

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Adowarim Lugu-Zuri is a driven Ghanaian young lady who established a thriving business using one of the natural resources abundant in Ghana.

The post sighted by on the LinkedIn timeline of Charles Ayitey, a broadcast journalist for Joy News shared that the University of Ghana alumnus started her coconut selling business before the age of 20 after a coconut seller came around her father's office to sell and she got the idea to venture into it.

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University of graduates establishes coconut business at age 20
Adowarim with her workers Photo credit: adowarim93/Instagram
Source: Instagram

Adowarim shared with her exact thought process when she saw the coconut seller;

"I just looked at him and wondered why other sellers don't do same. Right there, the idea that this can actually be a great business move came to mind. Coconut is already abundant in the country. I just had to sit down and come up with a good plan", she shared.

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Her company, Wazuri Ghana Limited produces and sells coconut on a large scale and currently has more than 20 workers.

Adowarim's company is also very sustainability conscious. All coconut husks generated by the company is supplied to an energy company that converts them into charcoal.

"As a business, we had to find innovative ways to manage the wast we generate. We did the research and found a company that can properly recycle the coconut husk", she shared with

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In recognition of her hardwork and perseverance, the young lady was listed among WomanRising's 100 Most Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs in 2016.

Young Ghanaian Lady says She's Unashamed to Help her Boyfriend Sell Coconut on the Street

Earlier, reported that a Ghanaian lady has made many proud after she was spotted in a video helping her boyfriend sell coconuts by the roadside.

In an interview on the Youtube channel, 'De God Son TV', the lady whose name was not disclosed, said her only intention was to help the man she was with.

When asked if other men convince her to be with them, she responded "yes and added that constant comments about her being too beautiful to be with a poor man, often came in.

The beautiful lady said she was a secondary school graduate, who worked for a while before losing her job.

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She revealed that when she met her boyfriend, Nyamekye, he was jobless, but she was working then.

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