Mena is a food vendor. She cooks banku (a fermented corn/cassava dough cooked in hot water), which she sells at Yabiw near Takoradi. She serves her banku with soup, stew or pepper sauce, and fish. Mena is married to a farmer and has 5 children. She uses her income to support her husband in the general upkeep of their children. Her loan will be used to buy bags of maize, an ingredient needed for the preparation of banku. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to open a restaurant.