Although she has received no prior formal education, Araba is an entrepreneur. She specializes in selling porridge and charcoal in Asafa (near Cape Coast). She has been involved in this enterprise for 3 years. Araba is married and has 5 children. Her husband is 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.
Araba wants to use her loan to increase her current inventory levels, hence allowing her to sell greater quantities of porridge and charcoal. In the long term, she plans to reinvest future profits into her business, thus helping her expand and meet the needs of rising customer demands.