Yaa, 53 years old, is divorced and has three daughters of junior high and high school age. She lives with her children in a rented apartment in a farming and trading community near Dormaa, the district capital, in the Brong Ahafo region.
Yaa is a trader. She trades in textile materials - specifically, in printed and designed fabrics. She also deals in ready-made apparel. She hawks her wares in the neighborhood and also journeys to other towns to sell. Yaa procures her materials from Dormaa. She has been in business for over 20 years and hopes to obtain a loan to procure textile materials in bulk. She hopes to expand her business and to give her children the best education she can afford.