Born on February 13, 1988, in Enchi in the Western North Region (then Western Region) of Ghana, Patricia Kwofie is a Ghanaian’s Business Consultant, motivational speaker, and a gospel minister. Even though she went through some challenges in her life, she was finally admitted into the country’s premium tertiary institution, the University of Ghana, Legon to pursue a B.A. Degree in Social Work and Psychology.
After graduating in 2012, and completing her National Service in 2013, she decided not to return to her town, but stay in Accra, the capital of Ghana to seek greener pastures.
Struggles and Hardships
“Life has never been easy, especially being in our part of the world. The struggles, ups, and downs we encounter on a daily basis break us more than make us”, a sobbing Patricia Kwoffie stated. Although her decision to stay back was with good intention, it was the start of her most difficult moments in life.
According to her, that supersedes the abuse she when through after her father’s death at the hands of family members. With tears dripping from her eyes, Ms Kwofie recounts sleeping in an uncompleted building, which leaked badly after her rent expired.
Nonetheless, that was just not enough as the worse was awaiting her. “I have been through hell, almost death situation, pain, and hunger, but thank God He saved me from all these,” she revealed. “I sometimes had to fast for 14 days not because I wanted to, but because there was no food to eat, and that made me look tattered to the extent that nobody wanted to associate with me”, she added.
Meanwhile, Ms Kwofie considering what she has been through in the past at the hands of her own family has gradually become passionate about being the voice of the voiceless. Consequently, getting inspiration from Oprah Winfrey, she expressed that she is able to relate well with her since Miss Winfrey also encountered several challenges, but was able to sashay through it.
Pausing for a while with a deep sigh, she stated that she had to undergo malaria treatment every two weeks because where she was sleeping was near a condemned dump that was mosquito-infested.
Taking into account all these revelations, Ms Kwofie was grateful for how far she has reached after going through all the adversities. The moment she started her new career, which is a Consultant at the German International Corporation (GIZ) Market-Oriented Agricultural Program in Ghana, after an encounter with a stranger, this young woman was well on her way to prominence.
Nonetheless, it was her first meeting with this stranger, Ms Kwofie disclosed once they were able to build a strong bond. After getting to know each other well, the new friend informed her of the vacant position to assist a German PhD student with her research work. Despite, the contract was just for four weeks, but, it paved the way for her employment at GIZ.
Moreover, her greatest wish is to meet and work with her idol one day. She also added that most of her inspiration comes from the Bible and God who has been her guardian throughout her life.
Passionate, Generous, and Successful
With the interest to soar high on the academic ladder, she enrolled at the Ghana Institute of Professional Management and Administration (GIMPA) to pursue her Masters which she completed in 2017. However, this milestone in her life, according to her, was her best accomplishment ever.
Even though Ms Kwofie was struggling and didn’t have much at the time, she was still sharing the little she had with the needy. She recounts, though she didn’t have a decent place to sleep, she still had to accommodate someone who was also on the street.
She has a special passion for charity and has a dream of establishing a charity home along with separate funds to help the needy in society. Her most compelling journey that she’s eager to take, being the voice for the voiceless and her own ministry to help and support the ones in need.
Her memories of Enchi will never be forgotten as it remains her wish to impact more lives from where she took her first breath.
First published by hbossatlmagazine.com