Mary is 55 years old, married and has six children. All are in school. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in a farming community in the western region of Ghana.
She works to provide for her family. Mary is a food vendor. She runs a chop bar in her community and sells all kinds of local dishes. Mary has hired extra hands that work for her. She buys food stuffs such as maize, cassava, plantain, vegetables, etc. from nearby communities and has been in business for over 15 years. Mary wants a loan to buy goods in bulk.