Susana N. is forty-eight years old, married, and has given birth to seven children: four sons and three daughters. All are currently in school – senior high, junior high and the primary schools. She lives with her husband and children in a rented apartment in a commercial town called Dwenase in the Western Region. Dwenase is a suburb of Sefwi-Wiawso, the district capital. Her husband is a farmer.
Susana is a trader and trades in cereals – maize. She has been in business for ten years and supplies to other retailers and food vendors. She buys her goods from nearby communities and wants a loan to buy bags of maize in bulk. She aspires to expand her business and give her children a good education.