A loan of $275 helped to purchase a greater quantity of cassava, thus increasing her current inventory levels.


Esi's story

Although she has received no prior formal education, Esi is an entrepreneur. She specializes in preparing and selling ‘Gari’ (a traditional Ghanaian snack that is made from starched powdered cassava). She usually sells her ‘Gari’ in Bukuruso (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in preparing and selling ‘Gari’ for 6 years. Esi is married and has 4 children and her husband works as a farmer. The proceeds from her business normally go towards helping her husband cover the family’s general expenses and pay their children’s school fees. Esi wants to use her loan to purchase a greater quantity of cassava, thus increasing her current inventory levels. As a result, this will allow her to sell greater quantities of her tasty ‘Gari’. In the long term, Esi plans to reinvest the future profits back into her business, thus helping her expand and meet the needs of rising customer demands.


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