Araba is the woman pounding fufu (dough). She operates a chop bar where a variety of African dishes are sold; this she has done for two years. The food she serves are fufu, banku (fermented dough often served with fish) and rice balls. She is married with five children.
Araba uses her income to support her husband in paying their children’s school fees. She will use her loan to purchase foodstuffs and other ingredients to prepare the dishes for sale. With the new profit, Araba plans to operate a restaurant.