For the past 10 years, Ama K. has been selling shea butter and powder. She plies her trade in Besease Village (near the fishing town of Elmina) the traditional way, carrying her wares around on her head.
Ama is married to a farmer and they have five children. Her income helps to pay for some of the household expenses. She wants to save up for her children’s education and she wants to expand her business. She will use her loan to purchase larger quantities of powder and shea butter, which she hope will increase her sales. Any additional profits she earns will be reinvested into her business and set aside for her children’s future.