Faustina A. is forty-two years old. She is married and has given birth to three children: one son and two daughters. Some are in the senior high school while others are in the junior high school. She lives with the children and her husband in a rented apartment in a very busy commercial town called Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. Her husband is a trader.
Faustina is a trader. She works very hard to help her husband to provide for the family. She trades in canned vegetables: tinned tomatoes, oil, spices, rice, etc. She buys her products from Kumasi and sells on a table in her community market. She says she also treks to other towns to sell on their market days.
Faustina has been in business for over ten years. She is hopeful to expand her business and increase her profit margin. She desires to sponsor her children in school to high levels.