Although she has received no prior formal education, Mariama is an entrepreneur. She specializes in selling limes in Apewosika (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in this enterprise for 10 years. Mariama is married and has seven 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 paying their children’s school fees. Mariama wants to use her loan to increase her current inventory levels, allowing her to sell more limes. In the long term, Mariama plans to reinvest future profits into her business, thus helping her expand and meet the needs of rising customer demands.