A loan of $400 helped to buy more rice and beans, thus increasing her inventory levels so she can sell more of her tasty "Wakye" (a traditional Ghanaian dish made primarily from beans, rice and colored leaves).


Esi's story

Although she has received no formal education, Esi is an entrepreneur. She specializes in preparing and selling “Wakye” (a traditional Ghanaian dish made primarily from beans, rice and colored leaves). She usually sells her Wakye in Egyirfa (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in preparing and selling Wakye for 20 years. Esi is married and has six children. Her husband works as a contractor. The proceeds from her business normally go toward helping her husband to cover the family’s general expenses and to pay their children’s school fees. Esi wants to use her loan to buy more rice and beans, thus increasing her current inventory levels. This will permit her to sell more of her tasty Wakye. In the long term, Esi plans to reinvest the profits in her business, thus helping her to expand and meet rising customer demand.


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