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This lady is married and the mother of one child. She lives with her family in the Awatamé district, an outlying neighborhood of the city of Lomé. She learned to be a seamstress and opened her own workshop that she named « la main de Dieu » [God's hand].

Along with sewing, she also sells "pagnes" (brightly colored lengths of African print cloth). This business is going well for her, especially as she also sews outfits that she sells to her customers. She would like to expand her sales of "pagnes" and other fabrics, so she is asking WAGES for a loan to buy 30 "pagnes" of new sorts.

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Cette femme est mariée et mère d’un enfant, elle réside avec sa famille dans le quartier d’awatamé qui est un quartier périphérique de la ville de lomé. Elle a appris le métier de la couture et a ouvert son atelier qu’elle a nommé « la main de Dieu ». Elle a associé à cette activité le commerce de pagnes et ce commerce marche bien pour elle, aussi elle confectionne des habits qu'elle vend à ses clients. Elle veut agrandir le commerce de pagnes et de tissus, raison pour laquelle elle demande de WAGES un crédit pour acheter 30 pagnes de nouvelles qualités

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About Women and Associations for Gain both Economic and Social

This loan is administered by Women and Associations for Gain both Economic and Social (WAGES), Togo’s second-largest microfinance institution. Along with a wide range of savings and loan products, WAGES offers its clients training programs in basic literacy, health care (HIV/AIDS and malaria), and business-related subjects (business management, marketing, accounting). You can show your support for WAGES by joining its lending team!

About Togo

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,849,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 462.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD