Esi sells a rice and bean dish called gari, in Aburansa near Elmina. Esi has received no formal education. She is divorced and has 7 children. Esi has been selling gari for 4 years. She is responsible for paying to support herself and her many children on her income alone. Her loan will be used to purchase more rice, beans and colored leaves to prepare her gari recipe. She hopes to use the new profits from her business to expand her gari production and meet her local customer’s demands.