Although she has received no prior formal education, Abena is an entrepreneur. She specializes in selling cooked rice with beans in Ekumfe-Twi (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in this enterprise for two years. Abena is married and has four children. Her husband works as a carpenter. The proceeds from her business normally go towards helping her husband cover the family’s general expenses and pay their children’s school fees.
Abena wants to use her loan to increase her current inventory levels, hence allowing her to sell greater quantities of rice and beans. In the long term, Abena plans to reinvest future profits into her business, thus helping her expand and meet rising customer demand.