Although she has received no formal education, Esi is an entrepreneur. She specializes in selling of tubers, particularly yams, in Enyan Apaa (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in this enterprise for five years. Esi is married and has five 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.
Esi wants to use her loan to increase her current inventory levels, allowing her to sell greater quantities of tubers. In the long term, Esi plans to reinvest future profits into her business, thus helping her expand and meet the needs of rising customer demand.