A loan of $925 helped to buy grains, yams, and make the local drink.


Kondo's story

Kondo is a 35-year-old woman. She is married to a retired man. She has two children who are both in school. The eldest child is ten years old, and the youngest is seven. Kondo has been working as a retailer since 2005. She sells grains, firewood, and yam tubers from home to a wide range of clients. She buys her products in Lomé. She works on her own. For the time being, her biggest problem is not having enough goods in stock. Kondo has asked for a second loan from WAGES in order to buy grains, yams tubers, and firewood. She wants to reinvest in her business and save a portion of it. In the coming years, Kondo would like to grow her business. She says that she plans to cover her family's basic needs with the profit that she earns.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry



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