How Ghanaian Single Mom Sold ‘Hausa Koko’ for 30 Years to Pay for Her Daughter's Education (Video)

How Ghanaian Single Mom Sold ‘Hausa Koko’ for 30 Years to Pay for Her Daughter's Education (Video)

  • Alimatu Sadia is a single mother who makes a living from selling porridge in Ghana's capital Accra
  • The businesswoman has been selling ''Hausa Koko' for over three decades to fend for herself and pay for her daughter's education
  • The single mother recently sat for an interview with Joy Prime, where she recounted how she started small

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Alimatu Sadia, a single Ghanaian mother from the Northern Region of Ghana, is a porridge vendor in Accra who has been selling 'Hausa Koko' for over 30 years for a living.

How Ghanaian single mom sold ‘hausa koko’ for 30 years to pay for her daughters' education.
Photo of Alimatu Sadia and an image used for this report. Credit: Joy Prime/Kwankyewaa's (YouTube).
Source: UGC

In an interview on Joy Prime, she disclosed that selling porridge, known in Ghanaian parlance as 'Hausa Koko', has been the only means of survival as her parents were financially disadvantaged.

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Sadia recounted that she relocated to Accra after divorcing her husband, with whom she had a daughter. She said she was able to cater to her daughter's education up to nursing college.

How Alimatu Sadia started the business

Before venturing into her current business, she borrowed the initial capital to start very small. Sadia revealed that life has been very hard for them.

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“I’ve suffered with my daughter. During her junior high school years, she would wake up at 3:00 am to buy bread for me because I had no workers. Because of this, she was frequently late and was caned. I didn’t want to stop because I wanted her to have an educational foundation and go far,'' she told Joy Prime.

After high school, Sadia's daughter got the opportunity to continue at a nursing training college and is now working. ''She's now married with two kids,'' she said.

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Alimatu Sadia's daily earnings

Sadia earns at least GH¢400 and at most GH¢900 in a day, and pays her two employees who help with the daily activities. “I pay them GH¢100 every week and feed them three times a day.''

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Nathaniel Crabbe (Human-Interest editor) Nathaniel Crabbe is a journalist and editor with a degree in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where he graduated in 2015. He earned his master's from UPSA in December 2023. Before becoming an editor/writer of political/entertainment and human interest stories at Asaase Radio, Crabbe was a news reporter at TV3 Ghana. With experience spanning over ten years, he now works at as a human interest editor. You can reach him via

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