A loan of $1,425 helped to buy staple goods, 'pagne' cloth, and damask fabrics to sell.


Akouvi's story

Ms. Akouvi is 32 years old. She is a retailer of staple foods (rice, sugar, vegetable oil), and also 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa) and damask fabrics. Her husband is a tailor, and they have a 3-year-old child to support. Ms. Akouvi has been in this business since 2007 and is very please with it. She is on her third loan, and this money will enable her to purchase some merchandise for boosting her business further. She gets her supplies from Lomé and make her sales to anyone at the house. For the future, she hopes to open other shops and ensure her family's self-sufficiency in food.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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