A loan of $425 helped to buy charcoal, corn and yams for resale.

Bagnintouena's story

Bagnintouena is 26 years old. She is married to an electrician, and the couple have an 18-month-old child. She has been selling charcoal, corn and yams since 2007. She works alone, from her home, and her main hurdle is the competition on the market.

Bagnintouena is seeking her first loan from WAGES to replenish her stock and better meet customer demand. She plans to reinvest the profits in her business.

In the coming years, Bagnintouena would like to expand into other sectors of activity. She believes that her profits will help to ensure her family’s happiness.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer

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