A loan of $525 helped to purchase a greater quantity of cassava and maize, thus increasing her current inventory levels.


Ekua's story

Although she has received no formal education, Ekua is an entrepreneur. She specializes in preparing and selling ‘Banku’ (a traditional Ghanaian dish made using fermented corn/cassava dough cooked into a smooth, whitish paste). She usually sells her ‘Banku’ in Besease (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in preparing and selling ‘Banku’ for 4 years.
Ekua is married and has 6 children. Her husband works as a fisherman. The proceeds from her business normally go towards helping her husband cover the family’s general expenses and pay their children’s school fees.
Ekua wants to use her loan to purchase a greater quantity of cassava and maize, thus increasing her current inventory levels. As a result, this will allow her to sell greater quantities of her tasty ‘Banku’. In the long term, Ekua plans to reinvest the future profits back into her business, thus helping her expand and meet rising customer demand.


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