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