A loan of $650 helped to buy grocery products.

Sama's story

Sama is a 30-year old woman. She is married to a driver and has 3 children, 2 of which are in school. The oldest is 19 years old and the youngest is 7 years old. Sama has worked as a retailer for several years. She buys and resells groceries such as sugar, milk, and soap to all kinds of people in her store. She sources at the main market in Lome. Her main difficulty is the slump in business during the rainy season. Sama has asked for her first loan from WAGES in order to buy grocery products for resale. She plans to reinvest the additional profits in developing her business. In the coming years, Sama would like to sustain her business. She says that with the profits, she plans to take care of the education of her children.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh

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