Due to difficult circumstances Ama did not have access to any form of formal education, yet this has not stopped her from achieving her dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Currently, Ama prepares and sells Banku (a traditional Ghanaian dish made using fermented corn/cassava dough that is mixed proportionally and cooked in hot water into a smooth whitish consistent paste). She is usually found selling in Emissakrom (near Cape Coast). She has been doing so for about 5 years.
Ama is married to a farmer and together they have 5 children. She uses all her income to feed and provide for her family. Ama will use this loan to purchase a larger amount of maize and cassava, which will aid her in improving her overall sales. Ama wants to use the future profits from her expanded business to ensure that all her children are able to receive an education.