Esi grew up in poverty and without an education, yet this has not stopped her from fulfilling her dream of achieving a better life for herself and her family. Esi is an entrepreneur who sells cooked rice in Besease (near Cape Coast). Her business enterprise has grown substantially since she began 12 years ago. She uses the income from her business to help her husband raise their child.
Esi has identified the growing demand among consumers for her product. Nevertheless she is unable to meet customer needs due to limited inventory capacity. Thus she aims to use her loan to purchase more rice to sell. With the profits from her expanded business, Esi wants to ensure that her child will be given every opportunity to further distance the family from poverty.