Although she has received no prior formal education, Agatha is an entrepreneur. She specializes in preparing and selling ‘kenkey’ (a traditional Ghanaian dish made from corn dough and wrapped in banana leaves). She usually sells her kenkey in Beahu (near Takoradi). She has been involved in preparing and selling kenkey for 10 years. She is married and her husband works as a security personnel. The proceeds from her business normally go towards helping her husband cover the family’s general expenses and pay their children’s school fees.
Agatha wants to use her loan to purchase a greater quantity of maize, thus increasing her current inventory levels. As a result, this will allow her to sell greater quantities of her tasty kenkey. In the long term, Agatha plans to reinvest the future profits back into her business, thus helping her expand and meet the needs of rising customer demands.