A loan of $600 helped to buy bags of charcoal, yam tubers and maize.

Afi's story

Afi is 48 years old and married to a driver. She has three children, one of whom goes to school. Her oldest child is 25 years old and the youngest is 18.

Afi has been working as a reseller since 1992. She sells charcoal, yam tubers and grains from her home, to a wide range of customers. She buys her goods in Lomé and in the country's interior. She works alone. Currently, her major difficulty is that she cannot satisfy all the demand from her customers.

She has requested her third loan from WAGES in order to buy charcoal, yam tubers and grains. She wants to reinvest in her activity. In the coming years, she would like to increase the size of her business. She says that she is planning to use her profits to meet her family's needs.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan

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