A loan of $1,025 helped purchase of sacks of rice, soap, and jerrycans of oil.

Rafiou Sourou Tako's story

Mr. T. is a resident of Agoè Adougba district. In 2005 he opened a shop that he calls « Ets RAFIMEX », not far from the local market of Kégué. In this shop he sells foodstuffs. He buys his supplies in Lomé. Wishing to expand his inventory so as to make more sales and thus more income, he is requesting his first loan from WAGES. The loan will allow him to buy 20 jerrycans of 25 liters of oil, 12 sacks of rice, and various articles for his business. He is married and the father of one child. His wife is a seamstress.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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