Comfort Dorkutso

Comfort Dorkutso is 31 years old and lives in Ghana. She joined Nestlé Professional’s My Own Business (MYOWBU) street vending programme in 2012, selling coffee to early-rising commuters. With the income she is able to take care of her mother, siblings and her niece, left in her care after the death of her sister. “I have been able to rent an apartment and I am looking forward to saving enough in order to build my own shop,“ she says. “The peak time for selling coffee is early in the morning, so I can still go to school or participate in other business ventures for the rest of the day. It’s hard work, but it’s very rewarding.”