A loan of $1,050 helped to buy equipment, a seam closing machine, and poplin.


Ablavi's story

Ablavi is a 31-year-old woman. She is married to a retailer of second-hand clothing. She has two children. Ablave has worked as a dressmaker for three years. She makes clothing, skirting, and haberdashery articles for anyone who wants them at her store. She buys her products in Lomé. Ablavi has requested her second loan from WAGES in order to buy a "plinthe" sewing machine, one box of closures, ten dozen sets of plinthe thread, six rolls of poplin, two boxes of buttons, and various other sewing materials. She wants to reinvest her supplementary profits in her business. In the coming years, Ablavi would like to perpetuate her business.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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