Abena is divorced and the mother of three children who are all in school. The 53-year-old woman lives with her children in a rented apartment in one of the mining towns in Ghana. As a single parent, Abena works hard to be able to provide for the family. She is a food vendor. She prepares and sells a local dish called kenkey, made from corn dough. It is served hot with pepper and fried fish. Abena sells on a tabletop by the roadside in her community. She has been in business for 15 years and wants a loan to buy bags of maize and other ingredients in bulk.