A loan of $425 helped to buy staple foods.

Akoko's story

Akoko is a 27-year-old woman who is married to an employee of a private company. She has two children, both in school. The oldest is 8 years old, and the youngest is 5. Akoko has been a retailer of grocery items (rice, vegetable oil, sugar), hair extensions, beverages, and more since 2009 out of her home. She gets her supplies in Lomé. Her main difficulty is a drop in sales.

She is on her second WAGES loan and is requesting this sum to purchase more merchandise in order to respond better to customer demands. She hopes to bolster her business and expand into a store and to meet the schooling needs of her children.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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