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