Nana Ekua is a widow and has three children. Even though she did not receive any formal education, Nana Ekua is a successful businesswoman. She prepares and sells ‘Kenkey’ (a traditional Ghanaian staple dish that is made from corn dough and is wrapped in banana leaves) for a living. She normally sells her ‘Kenkey’ in Nkontrodo (near Cape Coast). She has been actively involved in this business for about 40 years.
As the sole breadwinner in the family, Nana Ekua uses her income to provide for the entire family. Nana Ekua will use the loan to purchase increased amounts of maize, thus aiding her to improve her overall sales. With the new profits from her expanded business, Nana Ekua plans to further diversify the type of products that she sells, hence adapting to changing customer preferences.