Akua S. is forty-three years of age. She is the divorced mother of six children – one son and five daughters. She says some are in the senior high while others are in the junior high and the primary schools. She lives with her children in a rented apartment in a very busy commercial town called Goaso in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.
Akua is a trader, trading in printed textiles. She buys printed textiles from the depots in Kumasi at a cost-effective price. She hawks (sells door-to-door) in her community. Akua also treks to other towns to sell on their market days.
She has been in business for two years and wants a loan to procure textiles in bulk. She is hopeful to expand her business and increase her profit margin. Akua desires to sponsor her children in school to high levels.