When she was a young girl in Makeni growing up, Kadiatu Fofanah father was a businessman, this greatly inspired her to become an entrepreneur. Kadiatu Fofanah always wanted to start up her own business to support women in rural areas. Kadiatu Fofanah parents supported her to become the entrepreneur she always dreamt of. Kadiatu Fofanah who has a first-class bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, advocates for girls’ education, and founder of the Solution to Business And Agriculture (SOBA) has returned from Ghana after 3 weeks of training and is hope to empower over 150 women from 5 different communities on Basic loan scheme links and microfinance through her Solution to Business And Agriculture (SOBA) social enterprise.
Now 25, Kadiatu Fofanah now works as a bookkeeper at Highwoods & Associates Sierra Leone. Kadiatu had volunteered and worked for several NGOs including Families without borders, Innovations for poverty actions, Smart her empowerment.
During her Young Africa leaders Initiative(Yali) program, Kadiatu Fofanah participated on the Entrepreneurship track, she learned about the concept of being enough to make a change “I’m trained to believe that ‘me alone I’m enough to make the change I want to see,” she said.
She further stated that they were taught about unity in Africa “At Yali we are being taught about unity in our continent Africa, despite the culture and traditions I am taught that we are one and as African youths, we are the change agents .” she stated.
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I am Kadiatu Fofanah a social entrepreneur(founder) solution to business and agriculture. I am passionate about helping women and children. I also work as a bookkeeper at Highwoods & Associates Sierra Leone. Yali is a life-changing and paradigm-shifting program for young leaders. At Yali, we are being taught about unity in our continent Africa, despite the culture and traditions I am taught that we are one and as African youths, we are the change agents.
I’m trained to believe that ‘me alone I’m enough to make the change I want to see
I was fortunate to participate in the entrepreneurship track where I learned and discovered that I’m a specialist and developer in business through the Bosidna test.
Before now my mentality about business is about making money but YALI made me believe that identifying a problem and creating a solution to the problem is what entrepreneurs do and the money comes later.
I am also fortunate to learn about giving and receiving feedback without hurting anyone.
We went to cape coast, where we learned about the history of Ghana
We also went to one of the leading Juice manufacturing companies in Ghana called Blue skys