She will be described as one of the most hardworking women venturing into a world dominated by men and making a living from it. That’s Joyce Akorfa Atsoribo, a mother of 2 girls who is a trotro mate and a student of the University of Ghana.
The hardworking mother who is studying Information Studies at the University of Ghana as a distance student says any financial support will be extremely helpful.
Joyce Akorfa Atsoribo who is 31 years old is a student pursuing her degree in Information Studies at the University of Ghana and struggles to pay her fees and fend for her two daughters with the income she makes as a trotro mate.
Narrating her story to The Mirror Newspaper, Joyce said she is able to make GHc35 on a daily basis and saves GHc10 for her school needs and the needs of her kids.
The distance student who is from Hohoe in the Volta Region says she became pregnant for the first time at the age of 17 during an event that was referred to as ‘JHS’ night.
She describes her relationship with the man responsible as ‘hell’ and narrates that she used to stay in the same room with him and four relatives.
With no option other than moving out, the mother of two had to fight for her survival and a place to stay, although that journey also turned out to be difficult.
She recounts saying:
Life was not easy afterward but with the help of my mother who agreed to help me with the child, I was able to continue my education but got pregnant again in level 200 at the university,”
I started a fruit business at Amrahia in Accra but it was halted by my landlord who was not happy that the business was thriving. He stopped my business only for his sister to operate same at the same spot,” she said.