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Akouavi is 32. She is a trained hairdresser, and also sells beauty products and hairpieces. She has been doing this for ten years. She buys her supplies in the big marketplace in Lomé. She has already repaid several loans, and is asking for another loan to be able to cope with more customers. In the picture, she is styling a customer's hair.
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Akouavi a 32 ans. Elle est coiffeuse de profession mais associe la vente de produits de beauté et des mèches. Elle cumule 10 ans dans cette activité et s’approvisionne au grand marché de Lomé. Avec cette activité, elle a remboursé plusieurs crédits déjà. Elle demande un prêt pour satisfaire plus de clients. La dame est entrain de coiffer une cliente.

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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
  • 6
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,749,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 499.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Akouavi buy beauty products and hairpieces.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2010
Dec 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011