A loan of $325 helped to buy yams.


Amélé's story

Amélé is a 34-year old woman. She is married to a house painter. She has five children, three of whom are in school. The oldest is 21 years old, and the youngest four years old. Amélé has been working as a vendor since 1992. She sells yams to the public at large out of her home and in town. She stocks up in Lomé. She works by herself. At present, her main challenge is low stock. Amélé has requested her first loan from WAGES in order to buy yams. She would like to reinvest in her business. In the years to come, she would like to expand her business and also do farming. She says that, thanks to her profits, she plans to provide for her children’s education.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Ekaterina Sukhanova



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