Yaa G. is 23 years old. She is married and has given birth to one child, a son who is currently in primary school. She lives with her husband and son in a rented apartment in a commercial town called Dwenase in the Western Region of Ghana. Dwenase is a suburb of Sefwi-Wiawso, the district capital.
Her husband is a police officer while she is a food vendor. She prepares and sells kenkey (fermented corn and cassava dough, wrapped in corn or banana leaves). Yaa hawks to sell. She wants a loan to buy bags of maize in bulk. Yaa buys bags of maize and other ingredients from nearby communities. She has been in business for two years. Yaa aspires to expand her business and give her son a good education.