Francesca is a 31-year-old married woman with two children who are currently in school. She lives with her family at Effiduase in the Ashanti region of Ghana. She is a food vendor, serving food such as rice and stew. She says demand for her food is high but she does not have adequate funds for expansion. She has been in food production for eight years now. She works all day but still she can’t do more to increase her output. She wants to use this loan to buy meat and bags of rice to increase her efficiency to produce in larger quantities. She believes this will help expand her business and raise more income to support her husband in providing for her family and their education. She also wants to roof her tent to make her place of business more conducive for her customers.