A loan of $575 helped to buy charcoal.


Abiba's story

This woman runs a business selling charcoal. She gets her supplies from the interior of the country in an area where charcoal is of good quality. She sells at both wholesale and retail. She runs this business in the Kégué district of Lomé where many people come to buy supplies from her. She started the business in 2001. To avoid shortages in stock, she is asking WAGES for a loan to buy 25 bags of charcoal. She is married and has two children.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Llewellyn



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