Although she has received no formal education, Esi is an entrepreneur. She specializes in selling fruit in Dompoase (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in this enterprise for six years. Esi is married and has seven 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 paying their children’s school fees.
Esi will use this loan to purchase increased amounts of fruit, thus helping her to improve her overall sales. With the new profits from her expanded business, Esi plans to further diversify the type of products that she sells, thereby adapting to changing customer preferences.