Stories from Togo – Jestina from poverty to entrepreneur

Jestina is a young woman who grew up in extreme Poverty in Togo struggling to survive by buying small amounts of fish to sell at the market.

Jestina received employment, life skills training and a loan from the team at the YMCA in Togo and se has used her new education and start-up loan to create a sustainable and growing business.

Jestina has transitioned from buying fish in small quantities, to pre-financing fishermen with fuel to go out and harvest fish for her.

The fishermen now report to Jestina with their total daily catch which she sells to other business women.

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