A loan of $350 helped to buy firewood and charcoal for resale.


Akpene's story

Akpene is 44 years old. She is married to a driver and the mother of two children. She has been a merchant since 2010, selling charcoal and firewood. She gets her supplies both in Atakpamé and in Anié. She has hired an employee. Akpene came to the microfinance institution WAGES and applied for her first loan to buy firewood and sacks of charcoal.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Robert Mouris



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