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Afi
This is a woman who specializes in the commerce of tubers, yams to be exact.  She has been in this business since 2004 in Lomé in her district of Agbalépédogan.  In addition to selling yams in front of her house, she sells fried yams in the evenings that many people savor;  these fries are called koliko locally.  To supply herself with yams, she usually goes to northern Togo, in Bassar, located about 100 km from Lomé.  She goes to Bassar because the best yams in the nation are found in the area. 

To start a new order for goods, she's requesting a WAGES loan to buy a luggage-taxi of yams;  the loan will also be used to stock up on condiments and oil and to buy 5 sacks of charcoal for making koliko

She is married and the mother of one child.
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Cette femme s’est spécialisée dans le commerce de tubercules, plus précisément d’ignames. Elle exerce cette activité depuis 2004 à Lomé dans son quartier d’Agbalépédogan. En plus de la vente d’ignames à la devanture de sa maison, elle vend aussi les soirs des frites d’ignames que savourent beaucoup de personnes ; ces frites sont appelées localement « koliko ». Pour s’approvisionner en ignames, elle se rend le plus souvent dans le Nord du Togo, à Bassar situé à une centaine de kilomètres de Lomé. Elle se rend à Bassar parce que les meilleures ignames du pays se trouvent dans cette localité. C’est pour lancer une nouvelle commande q’elle sollicite un crédit de WAGES pour acheter un taxi-bagages d’ignames ; le prêt servira également à s’approvisionner en condiments, en huile et acheter 05 sacs de charbons de bois pour la préparation de koliko. Elle est mariée et mère d’un enfant.

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About Togo

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,707,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 449.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Afi to buy yams and condiments for cooking.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 11, 2009
Listed
Oct 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 15, 2010