Rita O. is 28 years old. She is married and has one child—a daughter who is in primary school. Rita lives with her husband and daughter in a rented apartment in a commercial town called Dwenase in the Western Region. Dwenase is a suburb of Sefwi-Wiawso, the district capital.
Rita sells food stuffs such as cassava, yam, plantain, and so forth. She wants a loan to buy food stuffs in bulk. She sells her products to other retailers and food vendors. Rita buys her goods from nearby communities. She has been in business for six years. She aspires to expand her business and give her child a good education.