A loan of $800 helped to buy garden products, fertilizers, etc.

Yawo's story

Yawo is 49 years old and married to a retailer. He has five children, of whom three attend school. The oldest is 12 and the youngest two months old.

Yawo has been working as a gardener and retailer since 2001. He sells fertilizer to all comers at his garden. He buys his goods in Lomé. At the moment his principal difficulty is running out of stock.

Yawo has requested his second loan from WAGES in order to buy fertilizer and seeds to sow. He wants to reinvest in his business. In the coming years, Yawo would like to grow his business and also the size of his garden. He says that with the profit, he intends to take care of his family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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