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A loan of $1,200 helped a member to purchase more yams and agouti (ingredients of a popular Togolese dish).


Bar Biova Group's story

Bar Biova is a group of 4 people who started a restaurant in the central market of Adéta, a medium-sized town about 150 kilometers from Lomé, the capital of Togo. The popular Bar Biova was created by Abra A., 42, her son Koffi Gros A., 18, and 2 of Koffi’s friends, Noutala D., 20, and Dovola V., 22. This tight-knit group of family and close friends opened their restaurant in the center of the bustling marketplace, a location that allows them to attract hungry customers as they doing their weekly shopping. Bar Biova specializes in ‘Fufu Agouti,’ a traditional Togolese dish made from yam paste in ‘Sauce Agouti.’ Agouti is a tasty groundhog-type animal that lives in the forests of this region of Togo. The patrons of Bar Biova hope to use this loan to purchase more yams and agouti to increase their production and to, in turn, use the profits from their business to provide for their respective families.

In this group: Abra, Koffi Gros, Noutala, Dovola



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