Woman who makes N1.4 million weekly selling local sweets in Katsina


A Nigerian woman from Katsina state identified as Ramatu aka ‘baby’ has shared her inspiring story about how she became self-employed.

The woman who lives in Fadima village in Katsina state Nigeria has about 70 staff members and now earns at least N1.4 million weekly.

She is reportedly the largest employer of labor in her village through her business of local sweets called “Charbin mallam”.

In an interview with Ramatu revealed how she sold up all her properties to start up her business after a messy divorce with her husband.

Ramatu also revealed how her mother and brother refused to loan her money to start-up life.

“I was taught how to make the local sweets (Charbin mallam) by my aunt. After I had a divorce with my husband, I decided to learn something, which I did from my aunty. I begged my mother and brother money to start up the business but they both refused to assist me. So I decided to sell up my properties and invest hugely in the business.” Ramatu told Cliqq TV.

Today, Ramatu makes more money from the business than her aunt who taught her.

Charbin mallam is a local sweet in Hausa land that is made with sugar and coconut, then tied in bits with nylon.

“I make use of ten to thirty bags of sugar daily and I make sales of two thousand naira daily” Ramatu added.

Her local sweet is sold across the 34 local governments of Katsina state and beyond.

Ramatu also went further to plead to the government and private sector to help invest so as to standardize the business for her.


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