Akoua M. cooks and sells kenkey, a dish that is similar to a sourdough dumpling. Kenkey is made from fermented corn. Akoua is divorced and has five dependents, and she sees to the well-being of her home.
Akoua has been selling kenkey in Takoradi for some time now. Her loan will be used to buy more maize to prepare kenkey for sale. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to educate her dependents.
In this photo, Akoua has not yet prepared kenkey for the day. She is showing the pot she uses for cooking.