A loan of $400 helped to buy general food products.


Akossiwa's story

Akossiwa is married to a master bricklayer. She is 41 years old and has three children who all attend school. Her oldest child is 12 and the youngest is 4.

In order to help her husband, she has been selling general food products in a shop, since 2002. Her customers come from all walks of life.

Akossiwa buys her supplies in Lomé. She sometimes has to face competition on the market; this is why she is requesting a second loan from our institution. This new loan will help her to buy staple food products such as rice, vegetable oil, sugar and milk.

With the additional profits that she will make, she would like to expand her activity, while taking care of her family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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