Nana is a 56-year-old divorced mother of four children, some of whom are still in school. She lives with her children in a rented apartment in the town of Kade in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Kade is a commercial town, but the majority of its inhabitants practice farming as a hobby or as a major occupation, in addition to other business activities.
Nana sells livestock. She buys live animals, such as goats and sheep, from nearby communities, and she sells them to butchers and food vendors in her community. She has been in business for six years and wants a loan to sell livestock on larger scale.