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Korpu’s Success!!

Korpu Morris is a very busy lady! In addition to running her business, she is also going to an adult school to learn how to read, write and bake. She is very determined to learn. Korpu calls herself a jack of all trades. She sells a little bit of everything food related: different types of breads, cookies, cakes, homemade candies, papayas, rambutans, garcia nuts, guava, soursop, coconuts, juices and much more. The attached pictures show Korpu with some of the assorted goods that she sells.

Korpu is a recipient of a Top 20 Girl Power 2016 Most Improved Business Award. She is also one of the Girl Power Team Leaders, overseeing 30 other girls. Congratulations, Korpu!!



Original Story

Korpu Morris is 39 years old with has 2 children. She used to crack rocks (with a hammer) for living. But after 15 years of rock cracking in the hot sun, her right hand and her back starting having severe pain. About 2 years ago, a lady had bought rocks from Korpu for a school that the lady was building. The lady became Korpu’s regular customer. One day Korpu had told the lady about her dream of going to school to learn how to read and write and maybe, someday leave the rock cracking because it was too hard on her body. According to Korpu, the lady told her to come and be cooking at the new school for the students. Korpu was promised that the school would have night school option for adults (adult alternative learning). After working at the school with practically no pay for about year and no sign of a night school, she put in her notice and left the job. Korpu has not given up on her dream of going to school. She recently started going to home ed school (for adults) where the women are taught to bake bread, cookies, cake etc. Recently, she credited 1,000 LD (about $11 USD) from a market lady. The money was used to buy her baking materials to sell. The profit of about 80LD (about 90 cent USD) is what they live on. Thanks to a generous donation, Korpu will now be able to pay off her loan, buy her own baking materials and start her very own business.


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