Mary is a hard-working businesswoman who sells a variety of cosmetics to her customers. She is a forty-nine-year-old widow and mother of six children. She spends most of her time taking care of her business and supporting her children in school. She loves selling and enjoys serving customers. She trades in make-up, hair pomades, hair bands and clips as well as bracelets and watches. She has operated her business for over 20 years in the central market of Kumasi. Mary believes in customer care and her broad smile almost always draw customers to her shop, making her one of the most successful traders in this product line.
Mary deposits money with suppliers in the capital city to be supplied with stock almost every month to enable her to cut down on frequent travel to fill the demand. She hopes to receive the loan to purchase more stock to serve her customers. Mary is optimistic about the future and she hopes soon to acquire another store location at a different market in order to make more money to better support her family.