A loan of $850 helped to buy sacks of charcoal and corn.


Essi's story

Essi is a 32-year-old woman who is married to a mechanic in a local company. She has a 2-year-old child, who is not in school. Essi works as a hairdresser and has included with this business the sale of charcoal (a fuel used by Togolese women) and corn. She sells to everybody from out of her house. Essi has requested her first loan from WAGES to buy sacks of charcoal and corn. She wants to reinvest in her business by using the profits she makes. In the next few years, Essi would like to increase her level of business.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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