Although she has received no formal education, Mena is an entrepreneur. She specializes in selling beverages in Yabiw (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in this enterprise for 30 years. Mena is married and has nine children. Her husband is currently retired. As the sole breadwinner in the family, the proceeds from her business normally go towards covering the entire family’s general expenses.
Mena wants to use her loan to increase her current inventory levels, hence allowing her to sell greater quantities of beverages. In the long term, Mena plans to reinvest future profits into her business, thus helping her expand and meet the needs of rising customer demand.