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At 47 years of age, Mrs. Kayi G. is the mother of seven children who have been fatherless since 1998. Facing the needs of the household alone, she devoted herself to a small business of fried fish, which she buys on credit at the market to re-sell around the village which she crosses throughout the day. The meagre income barely suffices to cover the daily expenses of her family, who live in increasing misery. Having successfully gained many clients, Mrs. G. needs financial support to buy and fry fish herself to re-sell; this will increase her profit and hence her income. She is asking for a sum of $600 to provide herself with a can of oil, firewood, and a box of fresh fish in order to increase her income and alleviate the suffering of her family.

Translated from French by Vilas Menon, Kiva Volunteer.

Agé de 47 ans Mme G. Kayi est mère de sept enfants orphelins de père depuis 1998. Seul à supporter les charges de la famille, elle s’est consacré au petit commerce de poissons fris qu’elle prend à crédit les jours du marché pour revendre dans les quartiers du village qu’elle sillonne en longueur de journée. Les revenus très maigres suffisent à peine à couvrir les charges journalières de cette famille qui vit dans une misère accrue. Ayant réussi à avoir beaucoup de clients, Mme G. a besoin des moyens financiers pour acheter et frire elle-même les poissons et les revendre ; ce qui augmentera son bénéfice, donc son revenu. Elle sollicite un montant de $600 pour s’approvisionner en bidon d’huile, en bois de chauffe et en carton de poissons frais afin d’augmenter ces revenus et alléger les souffrances de sa famille.

About Togo

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 7
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  • $8,815,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Kayi to buy, fry, and re-sell fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2007
Jun 8, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 23, 2008