Milenovissi Djagblé Group – Sponsorship Goal £2,205.00
Each member of the Milenovissi Djagblé group runs a small business. Several of them sell cooked rice or local dishes made from corn dough such as ‘Kom’ and ‘Akassa’; others have a second hand clothes stall or sell jewellery.
Ernest Gbedewa runs a bar and restaurant whilst Anani Akpamagbo makes clay cooking pots.
At 24 Anani is the youngest member; he used to work at the foundry but when his first child was born he realised that he wanted to be able to increase his savings and to secure his family’s future.
Even though their ages range from 24 to 56 and there are only two men in this community group, they all share the same determination. To improve the lives of their family through their own hard work.
Our featured entrepreneurs from this group are Lebene Awoukou and Akoffa Egbla.
Lebene Awoukou is a 54 year old widow with five children aged between 26 and 12. Sadly not even the youngest child is able to attend school. As the sole provider for her family she sells chickens and clay cooking pots. Her loan would be used to buy stock at wholesale prices to improve her margins.
Akoffa Egbla is 29, married with four children aged 15, 10, 6 and 1, two of whom are at school. She sells smoked fish which is a staple of the diet in Lomé. She requested a loan to buy fresh fish, smoke it to preserve it and sell at a premium. Her ambition is to increase her profits so that she can finance her children’s education and to increase the size of their plot of land to grow vegetables for their own consumption.