An 11-year-old humanitarian says she was motivated by the less privileged in rural areas to enter into the soap making business to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
Empress Amoah said the needy in rural areas who could not afford Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) led her to produce the soaps in large quantities for distribution by creating her own soap making machine.
“In the rural community, people do not have money to buy food not to talk of buying soap to wash their hands in this Covid era. This motivated me to do the soaps and the machine for fast production.
“I felt making the soap manually was stressful and tiring so had the idea to invent my own soap making machine. Since the internet has answers to all questions, I went there and learnt how to go about it. From research and ideas I was able to make the soap machine,” she added.
In an interview with Joy News’ New Generation, Empress said, “my father [Kofi Amoah] motivates me and I don’t feel like I am stressing myself as at this age. Even though people say I am too small for what I do.”
Empress said Ghanaians should expect more humanitarian works from her.
The young humanitarian, explaining how she funds the soap business said, her father “raises funds by posting some of their charity works on social media and also with his profession being an actor, his colleagues help him gain money to buy the equipment.”
Empress Amoah was born into a family of social work. Her father is a trained social worker at the Department of Social Welfare.
She adapted the skills of her father becoming the director of the family business which centered on performing charity works and the making and distribution of soaps to the less privileged in society.
Empress learned and developed more to become a humanitarian having the needs of the people at heart.
She also dreams of becoming an engineer someday.
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