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Paul, fish seller Read more...
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Paul lives with his wife Grace and their five children in the coastal village of Elloyin in the Amanzuri wetland. Prior to their participation in the Microsfere project, the household derived all its income from Paul’s tailoring activity.
 
Leticia, soap maker Read more...
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Mrs. Leticia Appiah is a 34 year old farmer and soap maker who has lived and worked in Kenkuase community for 11 years. She chose to live in Kenkuase because her husband, a carpenter, lives and works there. She has had no formal education. She is a Christian and is married with three children.
 
Kweku, farmer Read more...
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Kweku is a 46 year old cocoa farmer living in the remote village of Brahabebome, in the western part of the Kakum Conservation area. He is a farmer, with his main crop being cocoa and the rest being maize, cassava, plantain, and vegetables. He just entered into the 3rd loan cycle, after having successfully finished the 2nd cycle on time.

 
Sarah, food & palm oil seller Read more...
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Sarah lives in the village of Adianom which is her birth place. Adianom is in the northern part of the Kakum National Park, and access to it is through a difficult dirt road. 
 
Stephen, store owner Read more...
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Stephen, 32 years and father of 3 children of school age, lives in the village of Beyin in the Amanzuri wetland. He is the owner of a small shop selling household items and foodstuff that he purchased 5 years ago and that he operates with the help of his wife. Recently he was also hired as a tour guide in the newly renovated Fort Apollonia.

 
Mercy, store owner Read more...
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Mercy, 45 years old, moved to the village of Kenkuase in the northern part of Kakum National Park 15 years ago, once she got married. She owns a small provisions store and sells household items such as soap, sugar, toothbrushes, etc.
 
Douglas, farmer Read more...
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Douglas has been living in the village of Antwikwaa for the last 30 years, and was attracted to this area by the cocoa farming business. He and his wife have four children (three girls and one boy) all of which are attending school.  
 
Andrews, drugstore owner Read more...
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Andrews, 39 years old, is a native of the village of Kengen (Amansuri wetland) where he lives with his wife and their three children. He owns and operates a small licensed drugstore, which is his exclusive business.
 
Beatrice, provisions store owner Read more...
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Beatrice moved to the village of Beyin in the Amansuri wetland from another nearby village 8 years ago because her husband found a job as a driver. Unfortunately her husband fell ill and now she is the only one who provides financially for him and their 5 children, all of which are of school age. 
 
Regina, rice seller Read more...
regina_thumb.jpgRegina is 29 years old and lives in Afiaso village, in the eastern part of Kakum National Park, with the youngest of her three children. Three years ago she planted some cocoa and oil palm trees, but needed another activity while waiting for her plantations to mature.


 
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