A loan of $500 helped to buy charcoal.

Akua's story

A buyer and reseller of charcoal from her home, Madame Akou is married to a school teacher. Aged 45, she is a mother of three children, all of whom are in school. The eldest is 13 and the youngest is 6. In order to buy charcoal, she is taking out her first loan from WAGES. The profit from these sales will allow her to buy a considerable amount of charcoal and provide for her family's needs. She has two years' experience.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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