Yaa is married and has one child. Her husband is a farmer. She operates a chop bar (a place where people come to eat different kinds of food) at Abura. In the photo above, she is standing by the bags of maize and cassava dough she uses to cook banku. She cooks food like banku and fufu (banku made from maize and cassava and plantain made by pounding together cooked cassava and plantain), rice bolls, etc. She wants to expand her business; a loan from Kiva will be invested to buy food items like bags of maize and cassava to cook to sell.