A loan of $1,025 helped purchase of firewood, coal, and bazins.

Mariam's story

Mrs. Mariam N. is a 38 year old woman whose business is the retail of various goods in Agoè, a neighborhood north of Lomé. She once received a loan from WAGES, and she is requesting this second loan to reconstitute her stock. With this loan, she will buy 6 piles of wood, 8 bags of coal, and 7 pieces of bazin ( a type of pagne [wrap around fabric]). She started her business ten years ago and she is well experienced. Mrs. N. is married to Mr. Kondo OURO-DJOBO, who is also aretailer. Together they are responsible for five children.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Veronique Fourment

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