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Born in 1971 in Gapé, Togo, Mrs. Adjo B. is a seamstress. Married to a farmer who has difficulty supporting the family, she manages daily to come up with her share of financial input for their family’s needs.

Adjo is illiterate since she lacked the financial means to attend school. Instead, she became an apprentice. At the end of her apprenticeship and in view of her rather difficult situation, she has been obliged to rent a sewing machine to use in order to practice her trade.

With all this in mind, Adjo is asking for a loan of US$ 1000 which she plans to use to buy a sewing machine and set up a workshop where she can do her work in proper fashion. This will allow her to improve her socio-economic condition and live life more fully.

Translated from French by Teresa Kramer, Kiva volunteer

Née en 1971 à Gapé, Madame B. Adjo est couturière. Mariée à un cultivateur qui arrive difficilement à supporter la famille, elle se débrouille quotidiennement pour supporter les charges du ménage.

C’est une femme analphabète parce qu’elle n’a pas eu les moyens d’aller à l’école. A la fin de son apprentissage, compte tenu de sa situation difficile, elle se voit obliger de louer une machine à coudre afin d’exercer son métier.

Vu les difficultés qu’elle endure, elle sollicite un crédit de $1000 afin de se doter des machines à coudre et aménager son atelier de couture pour exercer pleinement ses activités. La réalisation de ce projet lui permettrait d’améliorer ses conditions de vie socio économiques.

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
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  • $8,858,525
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Adjo buying a sewing machine and setting up a workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2007
Sep 4, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2008