Araba is a hairdresser who operates the beauty salon in the picture above in Ebubonku (near Cape Coast). She has had some form of formal education, as she is a primary school graduate. She is married and has three children. Her husband is a farmer. Araba has been working as a hairdresser for close to three years. Her income is used to help her husband pay the utility bills and their children’s school fees. She plans to use her loan to purchase an increased quantity of hair creams, hair extensions and a hair dryer, allowing her to meet the rising customer demands. She hopes to use the profits from her enterprise to develop her business further and ensure that all her children receive an education.