BBC News - The Ghanaian woman who made millions fighting skin-bleaching (bbc.com)
The business empire she started a quarter of a century ago with
around $100 (£63) now has an annual turnover of between $8m and $10m.


Grace Amey-Obeng


Her FC Group of Companies -
which includes a beauty clinic, a firm that supplies salon equipment and
cosmetics, and a college - has eight branches in Ghana and exports to
Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ivory Coast, Switzerland and the United
Kingdom.


Mrs Amey-Obeng has won dozens of accolades and industry awards for her skincare beauty products and marketing.
But one of the things that make her especially proud is her
FC Beauty College which, since its opening in 1999, has trained more
than 5,000 young people, mostly women.
"It's like a family bond. I'm so proud that they have managed
to go through the programme," she told the BBC's series African Dream.


Equally important to her is her role as a medical
aesthetician and she cites seeing a skin condition resolved as something
that gives her "joy".
"I'm so happy that God has given me that talent and that touch to heal people," she said.
'Irreparable damage'
Mrs Amey-Obeng studied beauty therapy in the United Kingdom and after graduation, in the 1980s, returned to her native Ghana...read more...

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