Tag Archives: Africa

Mamadou Keita – Retail (Avédji, Lomé, Togo)

Mamadou is 49 and married with a two year old child. He lives with his family at Avédji. He runs a small shop called PETIT MARCHE DE LIBREVILLE, which specializes in food items, which he buys at the large markets of Lomé. He sought a loan purchase additional supplies and expand his business, which is […]

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Ablavi Mawoulawe Okla – Retail (Atakpame, Togo)

Ablavi is a young woman of 30 who has 3 children. Her eldest child is 8 and her youngest is 3. Her two older children are enrolled in school. Ablavi lives in the district of Elisee 2000 in Atakpame with her husband. She runs a restaurant in her neighborhood district which caters to students and […]

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Yawo Sole Ameya – Retail and Service (Adidoadin, Togo)

Yawo is 29 years old and married with 2 children, aged 1 and 2. His wife is a tailor. Yawo has an electrical shop, named ETS MON ETOILE (My Star), focused on the selling and repairing of refrigerators. He started his business in 2000. He lives with his family in Bè-kpota but his work place […]

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Mrs. Kalidjata Hamsetou and Bendiara Group – Business Services (Gounghin Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)

Mrs. Kalidjata Hamsetou is the leader of the Bendiara group – which includes five women, each of whom operates a small business and will be sharing in the loan and its repayment. Mrs. Hamsetou (standing center with hand raised) is married with four children aged 15 to 24 who all go to school. She is […]

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Elisabeth – Food Retail (Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Elisabeth is 30 years old. She is married and taking care of two children. She currently owns a small food shop near her home where she sells food products such as fresh fish, plantains, etc. Her business is doing well and its environment is healthy. She sought this loan to help her expand stock and […]

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Issa – Retail (Koutiala, Mali)

Issa is 42 years old, married and lives with his wife and four children in the town of Koutiala (Sikasso Region). He has been working in retail for over 10 years, with a small store located in the Koutiala commercial center. He has built the business with the help of several loans provided through Soro […]

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Matina & Memsu Group – Retail (Makeni, Sierra Leone)

Matina is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs – each of whom has a small business and will share in the loan received and its repayment. Matina (standing on the left) was born in Makeni city 33 years ago and is married to an accountant. They have three children, who are attending primary and […]

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Margaret – Food Retail (West Point, Liberia)

Margaret MC is a 32-year-old woman, married with three children aged 3, 14 and 18. They are in school and they all live in West Point, Montserrado County. Margaret is a high school graduate, and for the past six years has been running a shop where she sells many items like soft drinks, beer, shout, […]

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Ami’s Group – Groundnut and Grain sales (Senegal)

Ami (standing right with hand raised) is a member of a group of Senegalese women who engage in the sale of groundnut (a tropical legume used as a protein-rich snack) and mil (an African grain). She is 42, married, and has 2 boys and 3 girls. The loan will allow them to purchase supplies at […]

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Daniel Ngerere Muraya – Small Retail Business (Rongai, Kenya)

Daniel is 29 years old, married and with two small children. Unable to continue his education due to lack of secondary school fees, he started a small retail business that has allowed him to meet basic family needs. He sought a loan of $500 to allow him to expand his inventory beyond basic plasticware like […]

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