Salamatu is married to a mason and has three children. She sells waakye (rice and beans cooked together) and she has been in business for 11 years. She serves it with gari (a couscous like grain made from grated cassava), macaroni, meat and fish stew. She uses her income to help her husband pay their children’s school fees.
Salamatu needs this loan in order to purchase bags of rice, beans and other ingredients for the preparation of the waakye she sells. With the new profit, Salamatu will expand her business.