A loan of $625 helped to buy general food products.


Akossiwa's story

Akossiwa lives in Lomé with her four children and her husband, a mechanic. Three of the couple's children attend school. In order to help her husband to provide for the family, she started selling general food products from home in 2003.

She is taking a first loan from WAGES to buy bags of rice, boxes of tomatoes, cans of vegetable oil, and other products that she will resell to make more profits.

With her additional profits, she would like to build a house to be rented out, to expand her shop in order to become a wholesaler, and to improve her family's living conditions. Akossiwa is 26 years old.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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