A loan of $1,150 helped to buy 'pagne' cloth and plates.

Yawa's story

Yawa is 42 years old and lives in Lomé with her husband. She has two children, 12 and 18 years old, who are both in school. Her husband is, like her, a retailer at the markets. Yawa sells 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa) and plates door to door. To operate her business, she needs more inventory. With this goal, she is requesting a loan from WAGES. She intends to reinvest the future profits into her business. Yawa has plans to open a large shop selling 'pagne' cloth to ensure her family's needs are met.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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