A loan of $1,100 helped to buy – and pay for the transport of – 30 sacks of charcoal.


Ayawa's story

This is a married woman, who is the mother of two children. She lives with her husband and their children in Apédokoè, an outlying neighborhood of the city of Lomé, near the Adidogomé quarter. Her business consists in selling charcoal. She's the only one in this business in her neighborhood. She's currently out of stock, and in order to resupply, she's seeking a loan from Kiva's partner, WAGES, to buy – and pay for the transport of – 30 sacks or charcoal. She gets her supplies in Sokodé, where charcoal is less expensive, so that her profit margin is higher.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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