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UMass Amherst- Getting Started on Big Dreams

Kofi Tonto '10 (economics) wants to be an entrepreneur-in fact, he is in the process of launching his first business. Ghana Abroad, Inc., he hopes, will help reverse the brain drain out of that country. "Things have to change in Africa," says Tonto, who was born there and moved to Worcester, MA, when he was fourteen. "My goal is to find ways to shape up the good things, develop new policies to eliminate the bad, and create a system that will fit how we live as Africans. Ghana Abroad is a first step to broadcast my ideas to the world. I also intend to start a micro-finance company to support small business owners in Ghana. I want to become a great politician there. But I will move forward one step at a time." More...