Victoria Adjemin, a shareholder with the Atuobikrom Epicenter Microfinance Program, joined The Hunger Project 15 years ago. She says she did not know much about business before but, since The Hunger Project’s workshops, she has done very well in her marketing activities and she is now able to provide adequate support to her children’s health and education.
Victoria particularly enjoys attending the epicenter’s nursing and teacher training workshops. Not only have the workshops supported her through her income generation, she says they have also helped her relationship with her husband. “We used to have petty quarrels and domestic violence issues. Now, I share the epicenter lessons with my husband and there is peace at home.”
Victoria has four children in school, one is a teacher and one has completed nursing training and is currently interning.
In the photo above, Victoria sits in front of her shop, which she established through the epicenter Women’s Empowerment Program. She says the women in her community have been empowered to the point of better understanding their rights as women and acting on them.
Her vision for Atuobikrom Epicenter is to continue growing Microfinance Program capital by reaching out to more communities. Through her savings, she has invested in her shop and buys and sells maize to support her children’s education, which she hopes to continue to do.
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