A loan of $850 helped to buy detergents and soaps.

Yao's story

Yao is a 35-year old man. He is married to a retailer. He has 2 children, of which 1 is in school. The oldest is 7-years old and the youngest is 4-years old. Yao has worked as a reseller since 2010. He buys and resells soap and detergent to all people at his home and he sells to customers at their homes. He sources regularly at the main market of Lome. Yao is requesting his first loan from WAGES in order to buy soap and detergent for sale. He says he wants to reinvest these additional profits in his business. In the coming years, Yao would like to open a store. He says that with the profits, he expects to guarantee the basic needs of his family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh

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