A loan of $1,000 helped stocking up on maize and building a shed.

Comfort's story

Mrs. Comfort D. was born on January 4, 1960 in Agbétiko, Bas Mono, in the south of Togo. A widow for some years now, she is raising her 7 children alone, supporting the family thanks to the sale of "akassa" balls called "Akpan". They are made of maize porridge and are much appreciated in her area. Presently, Mrs. D. is plagued by a lack of raw materials that is causing her sales to drop. She is requesting a loan to make her little business viable by stocking up on maize and building a shed that she can sell out of. The profit from her business allows her to improve her family's living conditions and ensure that her children will be educated.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer

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