Esther F. is 30 years old. She is married and the mother of two children. Both of her children are in school. She has been trading from a tabletop for five years. She prepares and sells corn dough, cassava dough, spices, vegetables and other food ingredients in the community market where she lives. She also sells dried fish and smoked fish.
Esther purchases most of her goods from the main market of Kumasi and resells them at the community market. She has been struggling to buy more from the market. She requests a loan to buy foodstuffs like maize, cassava for the preparation of the dough, tomatoes, spices, etc. She hopes to turn her current business situation around. Esther belongs to a village bank called Prayer is the Key.