Theresa is 36 years old. She is married and has given birth to two children. Both of her kids are in school. She lives at Cape Coast in the central region of Ghana. She is an achiever and a resourceful woman who serves as a pillar for the family. She loves selling goods, the business through which she makes a living.
Theresa trades in foodstuffs like maize, plantains and grocery products. She has been trading for nine years now. She treks to surrounding villages in the Ashanti region to purchase bulk stock of peanuts, plantain and others from the farmers. She retails to her customers. For lack of adequate working capital, she is not able to pick enough stock to make enough profit to support her family. She wants to use part of the profit to support her kids' education. With the loan, she wants to purchase oranges, plantains and other grocery products in bulk to enable her scale up her sales. Theresa belongs to a village bank called ‘Mpaebo Tiefo’, which means ‘Prayer answering God’.