A loan of $500 helped to buy more cassava and maize, thus increasing her inventory levels, which will permit her to sell more of her tasty "Banku" (a traditional Ghanaian dish made using fermented corn/cassava dough).


Esi's story

Although she has received no formal education, Esi is an entrepreneur. She specializes in preparing and selling “Banku” (a traditional Ghanaian dish made using fermented corn/cassava dough that is mixed proportionally and cooked in hot water into a smooth whitish consistent paste). She usually sells her Banku in Egyirfa (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in preparing and selling Banku for three years. Esi is married and has six children. Her husband works as a driver. 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 cassava and maize, thus increasing her inventory levels. This will allow her to sell more of her tasty Banku. 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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