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Married and mother of two children, this woman lives with her family in the Attiégou neighborhood of Lomé. In 2005 she started a business retailing charcoal to contribute to household expenses. After four years’ experience she learned to manage the process well, but at the beginning of the rainy season she lost part of her merchandise to the weather.

She wants to resupply her stock and is requesting a loan from WAGES to buy 25 bags of charcoal.
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Mariée et mère de 02 enfants, cette femme vit avec sa famille dans le quartier de attiégou à lomé. Pour contribuer aux dépenses de son foyer elle s’est lancée en 2005 dans le commerce de charbon de bois. Ses 4 années d’expérience dans ce commerce lui ont permis de faire une bonne gestion, en cette saison de pluie qui vient de débuter, une partie de son stock de marchandises a été détruite, par la pluie, elle veut se réapprovisionner et sollicite de WAGES un crédit pour acheter 25 sacs de charbons de bois.

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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

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,707,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 481.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Akoua buy charcoal.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011