The Zambo Weavers
Cloth weavers – December 2012
The Zambo Weavers, a group of three motivated, talented women, were granted for the first time in December 2012. With a start of just £120, these incredible women were able to kick start their business and change their lives, quickly becoming an ATE success story. After careful monitoring and evaluation, ATE granted The Zambo Weavers again in July 2013, and July 2015. Each time, they were able to add a future 30% of growth to their thriving business. Sadly, Vida, one third of this dynamic team passed away in August 2016. Her colleagues, Portia and Nteryne, are working hard to keep the business thriving and provide some support to Vida’s four children, who are now orphaned.
Weaver – February 2016
Comfort works from Pavuu and receives monthly visits from ATE to ensure her business development is on track.
Meat Pie Cook – July 2015
Martha makes and sells her own meat pies. She is managing her business well and no longer recieves monthly mentotring visits from ATE but is invited to attend BizATE’s annual conference where she can develop her business strategy and help her business continue to thriving.
Petty trader – July 2014
When Lamisi’s husband died she struggled to support her three children and eventually decided to try her luck making a living in the south of Ghana which meant leaving her two older children behind in Lawra. Lamisi was not able to support her family this way and eventually returned to Lawra where she met Habib who encouraged her to apply for the BizATE programme. Lamisi has been able to establish herself as a competitive trader focussing on Palm oil; a strong business move as it doesn’t spoil like other goods and always has a steady demand. Lamisi is now able to pay her rent and bills while supporting her family.
Seamstress – July 2015
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Theresa works in Lawra and has established a profitable business since she received her business grant from ATE in July 2015. She no longer receives monthly menotring but is invited to attend the annual BizATE conference to continue her relationship with ATE and to ensure that she has the tools she requires to continue developing her business.