Augustina S. is thirty-three years old. She is married with three children, one daughter and two sons. She says her children are currently in either junior high or primary school. She lives with her children and husband in a rented apartment in Kofiase. Kofiase is a farming and trading community near Dormaa, the district capital, in the Brong Ahafo region. Her husband is a teacher by profession.
Augustina trades in smoked fish. She procures smoked fish from Dormaa and sells in the local market on a table top. She also treks to other towns to sell. Augustina has been in business for two years and wants a loan to procure smoked fish in bulk. She is hopeful that she will expand her business and give her children the best education she can afford.
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