A loan of $650 helped buy pagnes and clothing.


Ablavi's story

Ablavi is 41 years old. She is married to a tailor. She has two children both of whom have had schooling. The eldest is 20 years old and the youngest is 18. Ablavi has been working as a retailer for the past 11 years. She sells to all persons who enter her shop. She buys her products in Lome. Ablavi requested her first WAGES loan cycle to buy pagnes (colorful West African cloth) and other clothing. In the coming years, Ablavi would like to expand her business. She said that with her profits, she plans to ensure her children's personal fulfillment.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell



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