A loan of $1,125 helped to buy yams and condiments for cooking.

Afi's story

This is a woman who specializes in the commerce of tubers, yams to be exact.  She has been in this business since 2004 in Lomé in her district of Agbalépédogan.  In addition to selling yams in front of her house, she sells fried yams in the evenings that many people savor;  these fries are called koliko locally.  To supply herself with yams, she usually goes to northern Togo, in Bassar, located about 100 km from Lomé.  She goes to Bassar because the best yams in the nation are found in the area. 

To start a new order for goods, she's requesting a WAGES loan to buy a luggage-taxi of yams;  the loan will also be used to stock up on condiments and oil and to buy 5 sacks of charcoal for making koliko

She is married and the mother of one child.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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