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