Ekua is a widow and has eight children. Even though she did not receive any formal education, Ekua is a successful businesswoman. She sells charcoal in Esebu (near Cape Coast). She has been actively involved in this business for about six years.
As the sole breadwinner in the family, Ekua uses her income to provide for the entire family.
Ekua will use the loan to purchase increased amounts of bags of charcoal, thus aiding her to improve her overall sales. With the new profits from her expanded business, Ekua plans to further diversify the type of products she sells, hence adapting to changing customer preferences.