Comfort A. is a 44 year old woman. She is married and has given birth to five children. Two of her children are learning a trade, one sadly passed away and the others are in school. She lives with her husband in her matrimonial home at Koforidua, a suburb of Offinso in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Comfort is an achiever; a resourceful woman who loves selling goods, the business through which she makes a living.
Comfort has traded in the sale of banana and cassava in Koforidua market for more than five years. She treks to surrounding villages to purchase bulk stock of banana and cassava from the farmers and sells retail to her customers. For lack of adequate working capital, she is not able to buy enough stock from the farmers to make enough profit to support her family. She wants to use part of the profit to support her children's education.
With a loan of $750, Comfort wants to purchase bulk supplies of banana and plantain to enable her to increase her sales. She believes the loan would enable her to save more income to grow her business and support her family. Comfort belongs to a village bank called ‘Nyame Bekyere’ which means "God will show".