A loan of $625 helped buy yams, vegetable oil and spaghetti.

Yawa's story

Yawa is a 37-year-old woman. She is married to a retail merchant and has one eight-year-old child attending school.

Since 2009, Yawa has been working as a retailer of fried yams (commonly referred to as koliko in Togo). She sells along the roadside, helped by one assistant, and resupplies in Lomé. Her concern is the breakage of raw materials.

Yawa is requesting her first loan from WAGES to buy yams, vegetable oil, and spaghetti. She wants to use her profits to ensure the education of her child.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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