Humu M. is 52 years old. She is married and has given birth to two daughters. Both are married and living with their husbands.
Humu's husband is currently jobless due to an eye problem. Humu is a food vendor. She lives with her husband and some grandchildren in a family house in Mampong, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Humu prepares and sells a local dish called "Kokonte." It is produced from cassava flour. She buys the cassava from farmers in her community. The peeled cassava is dried in the sun for days and milled into fine flour. Kokonte is served hot with soup and many Ghanaians enjoy it for breakfast.
With the loan, she wants to procure cassava flour and other ingredients in bulk to improve the quality of her meal to win additional customers.