A loan of $1,025 helped to buy cookies and snacks.


Ayoko's story

Ayoko is a 43-year old woman. She is married to someone who works. She has one 16-year old child who attends school. Ayoko has worked as a reseller of "pagne" (brightly-colored cloth), cookies, and snacks since 1999. She stocks up in Lome and her challenge is the competition at the market. Ayoko is asking for her second loan from WAGES in order to buy cookies and snacks. She wants to grow her business and open other points-of-sale. Then she wants to save. In the coming years, Ayoko would like to become a wholesaler, to provide an education for her child, and to have a well-off family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Frances Hsieh



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