A loan of $900 helped to remodel her restaurant, buy a freezer and build a stock of foodstuffs.


Ama's story

Ms. Ama A. was born in 1958 in Lomé as the fifth of eight children in a poor family. This abundance of children prevented her parents from sending her to school, requiring her to work small jobs from a young age. She is a married mother of four children. Her husband also has no education and is without steady employment. It is thus his wife who has opened a small restaurant and who is responsible for all of the family's expenses. This restaurant featuring local dishes was opened thanks to $200 in financial support that was obtained and promptly repaid.



As her customers are increasing in number and becoming more demanding, Ms. A. is requesting a loan of $900 to remodel her restaurant, buy a freezer and build a stock of foodstuffs. It is clear that the successful completion of this project will increase Ama's income and will contribute to an improvement in her family's economic and social conditions.

Translated from French by Kristina Jackson, Kiva Volunteer.



Madame A. Ama est née en 1958 à Lomé d’une famille pauvre de huit (08) enfants dont elle est la cinquième. Ce pléthore d’enfants n’a pas permis à ses parents de l’envoyer à l’école, l’obligeant de s’adonner très tôt aux petits commerces. Mariée, elle est mère de quatre (04) enfants. Son mari, également n’a aucun niveau d’instruction et est sans emploi fixe. C’est donc la femme qui a ouvert un petit restaurant qui fait face à toutes les dépenses de la famille. Ce restaurant de mets locaux a été ouvert grâce à l’appui financier de $200 obtenus et promptement remboursés.



Sa clientèle devenant de plus en plus importante et exigeante, Madame A. sollicite un crédit de $900 pour réaménager son restaurant, acquérir un congélateur et constituer un stock de vivres. Il est tout à fait évident que la parfaite réalisation de ce projet augmentera les revenus de Ama et contribuera à l’amélioration des conditions de vie de la famille sur le plan économique et social.


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