Even though Agnes grew up in poverty without an education, this has not stopped her from fulfilling her dream of achieving a better life for her and her family. Currently, Agnes is an entrepreneur. She sells cooked rice in Asebu Ekrokul (near Cape Coast). Her business enterprise has grown substantially since she began 5 years ago. She uses the income from her business to help her husband raise their child.
Agnes has identified that there are growing demands among consumers’ for her product. Nevertheless she is unable to meet their needs due to limited inventory. Thus she aims to use her loan to purchase more rice to sell. With the new profits from her expanded business, Agnes wants to buck the trend by ensuring that all her children will be given the opportunity to further distance their family from poverty.