A loan of $600 helped to buy bags of pure water and kitchen utensils.


Falilatou's story

Falilatou is a 45-year old woman. She is a widow and has two children, who have left school. Her first child is 25, and the youngest is 18. Since 1992, Falilatou has been working as a re-seller. She sells kitchen utensils and pure water (mineral water in bags) to different types of customers at the market. Falilatou buys her products in Lomé. She works alone. At the moment, her biggest challenge is depleted stock. Falilatou has obtained her second loan from WAGES in order to buy kitchen utensils and pure water. She wants to re-invest in her business. Over the next few years, Falilatou would like to expand her business. She says that with the profits, she plans to take care of her family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sarah Puchner



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