Esi is divorced and has two children. She has received no formal education. Esi bakes bread and other items in Brenu Akyimu, near Elmina, which she has done for 25 years now. She uses her income to pay for her children's school fees as well as all other expenses such as food, clothing and utility bills. Esi will use the loan to purchase eggs, sugar, and flour for baking. With the new profits from her expanded business, Esi plans to continue to support her family and herself.