Beatrice is twenty-five years old. She is single and has no child. She lives with her parents in a family house in Konongo in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
Beatrice is a trader. She trades in printed textiles – fancy, java and wax prints and lace materials. She hawks (goes door to door) to sell in her community and treks to other towns to sell as well. She procures her goods from textile depots in Kumasi.
Beatrice has been in business for two years and wants a loan to buy goods in bulk to expand her business.