Daavi A. is a food seller from Ntranoa, near Elmina. She has been preparing and selling banku and konkonte for the past 26 years. Banku is fermented corn/cassava dough mixed proportionally and cooked in hot water into a smooth white paste, usually served with soup, stew or in a pepper sauce with fish. Konkonte is another type of staple made from powdered cassava.
Daavi is keen to expand her business. She plans to use the requested loan to purchase more ingredients so she can prepare a larger quantity of food for sale. She intends to reinvest additional profits back into her business for further growth. Daavi is married to an officer and they have five children. Her income helps to feed and educate their family.