Ama A. is married and has 5 children. She has received no formal education. Ama sells firewood which is a source of fuel for the majority of fishmongers. She also prepares a local meal called 'banku' for sale. Maize is used in the preparation of the banku which is widely eaten in the country. She sells the banku at Kissi near Elmina, which she has done since 2004. Her husband is a chain saw operator. Ama uses her income to support her husband in meeting the family’s financial needs. Ama will use the loan to purchase more firewood to meet the increase in demand. With the new profits from her expanded business, Ama plans to invest in her children's education.