Although she has received no prior formal education, Mercy is an entrepreneur. She specializes in preparing and selling Millet porridge. She usually sells her porridge in Ekumfe-Twi (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in preparing and selling porridge for two years.
Mercy is married and has one child. Her husband works as a driver. The proceeds from her business normally go towards helping her husband cover the family’s general expenses and pay their children’s school fees.
Mercy wants to use her loan to purchase a greater quantity of ingredients to make her Millet porridge, thus increasing her current inventory levels. As a result, this will allow her to sell greater quantities of her tasty porridge. In the long term, Mercy plans to re-invest the future profits back into her business, thus helping her expand and meet the needs of rising customer demands.