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Rafiatou A. was born in Sokodé in 1970. She is married, the mother of five children, and the guardian of a girl who she employs in the home. Her business consists of selling fresh tomatoes in her neighborhood. Her household has known enough hardship, since her husband, who has no professional training, is farming under very hard conditions. Rafiatou herself must therefore work hard to meet the needs of her kids (food, education). This responsibility requires substantial funds, and so she is requesting financial support to grow her small business. Despite being illiterate, she has good management sense.

Mrs. A. is requesting a loan of $850 to buy up tomatoes where they are grown, in order to sell them in quantity. This will allow her to increase the size of her business and to clear a substantial profit and thus meet the demands now put upon her at home.

Translated from French by Daniel Kuey, Kiva Volunteer

Madame A. Rafiatou est née en 1970 à Sokodé. Mariée et mère de cinq (05) enfants, elle a une autre fille à sa charge qu’elle emploie comme domestique. Son activité consiste à vendre de la tomate fraîche dans son quartier. Son ménage connaît assez de difficultés car son mari qui n’a aucune formation professionnelle cultive la terre dans des conditions très pénibles. Rafiatou est alors obligée de travailler durement pour satisfaire les besoins de ses enfants (nourriture, scolarisation). Cette responsabilité demande des moyens importants et elle demande un appui financier pour augmenter son petit commerce. Malgré qu’elle soit analphabète, elle a un bon sens de gestion.

Madame A. Rafiatou sollicite un crédit de $850 pour s’approvisionner dans les localités de production de tomate et venir vendre en gros. Cela lui permettra d’augmenter la taille de son activité et dégager un revenu substantiel afin de faire face aux exigences qui se posent à elle désormais dans son foyer

About Togo

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 4
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  • $8,590,025
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Rafiatou buying and selling tomatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2007
Dec 28, 2006
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 30, 2007