Although she has received no formal education, Maame is an entrepreneur. She specializes in selling fish in Elmina (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in this enterprise for five years. Maame is married and has five children. Her husband works as a farmer. The proceeds from her business normally go towards helping her husband cover the family’s general expenses and pay their children’s school fees.
Maame wants to use her loan to increase her current inventory levels, hence allowing her to sell greater quantities of fish. In the long term, Maame plans to reinvest future profits into her business, thus helping her expand and meet rising customer demands.