Lardi Abass, a beneficiary’s story

Lardi Abass, a beneficiary’s story

My name is Lardi Abass, I am 46 years old woman with three children. We stay at Seidi in the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipality of the Ashanti region of Ghana. I could not go to school to be opened to employment opportunities so I am farmer but a peasant farmer. Basically, farming is the source of my family’s income. We were not alright with the income we were getting from our farming activities because there were some expenditure we could not meet as a family.
The Center for Integrated Rural and Child Development (CIRCDev) through our assembly member and our church were mobilizing unemployed women to train them in whatever skills they want to learn. So I decided to join. In fact, they gave us education on the skills we chose to learn in terms of marketing and maintaining customers when we start our businesses. They gave training in how to produce cake and liquid soap, thick bleach, bead making and mushroom farming and because I needed extra income to support my family, I participated in the training actively to get the knowledge and skills I needed.
I now have two sources of income to support my family. I produce thick bleach, cake soap and liquid to sell to support my farming activities. The organization has really helped me and my family to gain additional source of income. I no longer rely on farming activities but my new business is even helping to improve my farming activities.
Thank you CIRCDev.