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United Nations Refugee Agency's Refugee-Led Innovation Fund Winner

To start handmade textiles-business, Mesuna needs:



Enable Mesuna to contribute to local economic development.



Mesuna, a young woman from Northern Ghana, faced immense challenges after being forced into marriage at 14. When her much older husband died two years ago, she was left to care for their two children alone. Despite these hardships, Mesuna discovered a passion for designing and creating textiles, which she plans to turn into a business.

She aims to establish a small enterprise producing and selling handmade textiles, offering unique, culturally significant products. By collaborating with local weavers and artisans, Mesuna will ensure high quality and ethical sourcing. She plans to partner with retailers, wholesalers, and fashion designers to grow her customer base.

Profits from her business will help provide for her children’s education and create jobs in her community. Mesuna's venture will not only support her family but also promote traditional Ghanaian craftsmanship and contribute to local economic development.

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