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A loan of $625 helped a member to buy five bags of charcoal.

Amis Group's story

Celestine has been a vendor since 1990. She works in Tokoin, a very centrally located neighborhood in Lomé, the capital of Togo, where she lives with her husband and three children. She is the leader of the Amis ["friends"] group composed of 10 people, who, in the team spirit, are all featured in the photo. She is displaying her wares in front of her house. She sells corn and also buys charcoal while stocking up on corn at the Agbelou market in order to offset her transportation costs.

In this group: Betrice Akouan, Tchilatou, Akpene Elodie, Adjo, Adjovi, Celestine, Proper, Madeleine

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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