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A loan of $525 helped to buy jewelry and second-hand clothes.

Akouvi's story

Married to a duty-free employee, Akouvi is 30 years old and a mother of three; two of the children attend school.

To help her spouse with the family's expenses, she has been retailing second-hand clothes and jewelry door-to-door since 2007. With profit, she will be able to open a shop to display her wares, and to contribute to the family's well being. She launched her business in 2007.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Buecheler

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