A loan of $675 helped to purchase sugar, bissap (hibiscus flowers), lemons and pouches of mineral water.


Adjovi's story

Mrs. Adjovi is a mother of two and married to a serviceman; she is 46 years old and resides in Adidogome (a neighborhood about five miles from the city of Lome). She has been in this business (pouches of mineral water and sale of fruit juice) since 1981. She purchases her ingredients in Lome, Kara (270 miles from Lome), and Bassar, and resells after transformation to "jus de bissap" (a hibiscus flower tea) with lemon to a variety of customers, mostly schoolchildren. She wants this first loan to purchase two bags of sugar, six bags of bissap, and mineral water pouches. Her ambition is to prepare juice in plastic bottles to resale in other countries.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler



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