Since 2007, Philomina M. has worked as a petty trader in Elmina selling such goods as rice, oil, canned tomatoes and salt. She is married with 2 children and has received an education through Senior High School. While Philomena makes her living as a petty trader, her husband works in the Elmina area as a boat carver. She is responsible for assisting her husband in paying school fees. Her loan will be used to purchase additional food items for re-sale and she hopes to use the new profits from her business to save and build a home.