A loan of $850 helped to buy jewelry.


Akofa's story

Akofa is a 26-year-old woman who is married to a driver. She has two children; one of them is in school. The first-born is five years old, and the last is 9 months old.

Akofa has been working as a retailer since 2007. She sells jewelry to any customer at the market. She purchases her goods in Lomé, the capital of Togo. She works by herself. At the moment, her main difficulty is the competition.

Akofa has requested her first loan with WAGES to buy jewelry. She wants to reinvest in her business. In the next few years, she would like to expand her business. With the profits, she says she plans to improve her family's living conditions.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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