Ekua lives together with her husband and 7 dependents at Asebu near Cape Coast. Ekua produces charcoal for sale, which she has done for 8 years now. She uses her income to assist her husband to pay their children’s school fees. Ekua will use her loan to purchase firewood to produce charcoal to sell. With the new profit from her expanded business, Ekua will produce the charcoal in large quantities.