Akosua A. is a 44 year old local restaurant operator. She is married and has three children and two of them attend school. Akosua lives at Abuakwa, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti region. She has lived there since she started her local restaurant. Akosua husband is very supportive in providing the basic needs of the family.
She prepares and sells local foods like fufu, banku and other local dishes. Fufu is prepared by pounded cassava and plantain, and taken with all kinds of soups. Banku is prepared from milled maize grain and it is eaten with hot pepper or soup. With her tasty meals, she has attracted lots of customers in the area she serves. Therefore it has become necessary to employ additional employees to assist her in food delivering service.
Akosua says prices of raw materials have gone up significantly and she needs the support of a loan to enable her to meet her operating expenses. With the loan, she wants to purchase more raw materials like bags of maize, baskets of cassava, plantain, meat, fish, vegetables and firewood to prepare her meals. She would be grateful for that assistance.
Akosua belongs to a village bank called Regina. She hope to receive a loan of GH¢500 to make business expand by increasing her inventory. This would enable her save more to support the husband with taking care of the Children's educational needs.