Although she has received no prior formal education, Efua is an entrepreneur. She prepares and sells ‘kenkey’ (a traditional Ghanaian dish made from corn dough and wrapped in banana leaves). She can be found selling kenkey in Enyan Apaa (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in this enterprise for five years.
Efua is married and has five children. Her husband works as a farmer. The proceeds from her kenkey business normally go towards helping her husband cover the family’s general expenses and paying their children’s school fees.
Efua will use the loan to purchase increased amounts of maize, thus aiding her in improving her sales. With the new profits from her expanded business, Efua plans to further diversify the type of products that she sells, hence adapting to changing customer preferences.