Afia K. has been trading in the local market of Koforidua a suburb of Offinso in the Ashanti region of Ghana, where she lives with her family. She is a 60 year woman, married and the mother of ten children. Currently four of her children are in school.
Afia is a busy trader who sells rice, smoked fish, plantains, peppers, onions and other foodstuffs in the market. She does not have sufficient working capital. With a loan of $450, she wants to purchase more stock to revive her business. Afia believes that increased profits will enable her to be able to pay for the educational needs of her children. She would be grateful for the loan assistance.