A loan of $625 helped to buy groceries.


Amélé's story

Amélé is a 23-year old woman, who is married to a driver. She has two children, one of whom is at school. The eldest child is four years old and the youngest two years old. Amélé has been working as a retailer since 2009. She sells groceries to all sorts of customers in her shop. She buys her products in Lomé and she works alone. Her main difficulty at the moment is the competition on the market. Amélé has requested her first loan from WAGES to buy groceries as well as frozen products. She wants to reinvest in her business. In the coming years, she would like to increase her business volume. She says that with the profits she makes she is planning to provide for her children's education, so that they can live happily.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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