Alice Kongsuba's Story from CRAFS
Alice Kongsuba is a woman (aged 35) living in Balirgbee with her husband and kids. Alice and her husband are mainly farmers. She benefited from the livelihood trainings on soap making organized by CRAFS. She has, since then, been involved in making soap for sale in and around her community. The business enables her to earn extra income to support her family.
“Since I started producing soap for sale, I earn at least GHC 100 per month, which now I am spending to expand my business. For me, the fact that I don't buy soap for my family use any longer is enough benefit.” (by Mdm. Kongsuba)
Before project intervention, Alice engaged in the trade of selling soap, but she used to buy it from Techiman which was not profitable, as the expenses outweigh the revenues that she made. It was, therefore, an exciting opportunity to be trained on how to produce the soap herself.
“It has been of immense help to me, I now produce the soap on my own and sell in bulk to other women even outside my community to sell. I have stopped ordering the soap from Techiman as I did before this opportunity came my way.” (by Mdm. Kongsuba)
Alice is one of the 20 beneficiaries trained and supported on soap making under the CRAFS project as an alternative livelihood solution for income generation. She is now an entrepreneur in her own small way.