Due to difficult circumstances, Ekua did not have access to any kind of formal education. Yet this has not stopped her from achieving her dream of becoming an entrepreneur.
Currently, Ekua prepares and sells kenkey, a traditional Ghanaian dish made from corn dough that is wrapped in banana leaves, in her village of Asafora, which is near Cape Coast. She has been doing this business for about 15 years. She is married to a farmer, and together they have nine children.
Ekua uses all her income to feed and provide for her family. Ekua will use the loan to purchase an increased amount of maize, which will aid her in improving her overall kenkey sales. Ekua wants to use the future profits from her expanded business to ensure that all her children are able to receive an education.