Mary A. is married and has three children. She has been through junior high school. Mary sells fresh fish and gari (food item made from cassava tubers) at Mpoben near Elmina, which she has been doing since 1989. Her husband is a fisherman. Mary uses her income to support the husband in the payment of school fees and utility bills.
Mary will use the loan to buy fish and gari for sale. With the new profits from her expanded business, Mary plans to save and reinvest.