Ama is a food vendor who cooks banku (a maize/cassava dough) for sale. She serves this dish with okro, meat and fish stew, a common and much-liked combination among locals. Ama has been a food seller for two years now. She lives with her husband and three children in Batanya near Cape Coast. Her husband is a farmer. She uses her income to help her husband pay their children’s school fees. Her loan will be used to purchase bags of maize and fish for the preparation of her banku for sale. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to create a place for her customers to gather and eat together.