Araba lives with her husband and six dependents in Krofofordo, near Abura, Ghana. Araba sells maize, gari (dry-fried grated cassava), groundnuts (a type of peanut) and charcoal. Beside her are bags of the charcoal that she sells. She has been in this business for 20 years. She is married to a driver. She uses her income to assist her husband in the general upkeep of their family. Araba needs this loan to purchase bags of maize, groundnuts and charcoal to sell. With the new profits, Araba wants to become a distributor of charcoal to retailers.