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Essi
Ms. Essi A., 40 years old, has lost three husbands and no longer knows where to turn for help. A mother of three children, she finds herself being crushed by the household expenses, for which she alone is responsible. She is a courageous, dynamic woman who sells charcoal for a living. This business is very prosperous, but she does not have enough money to go herself to buy the charcoal wholesale in production areas, where the prices are lower. Ms. A.’s income has dwindled to next to nothing, and she is no longer able to meet the needs of her family. She fears that, because of a lack of financial means, her children will stop going to school and will become delinquents.



To strengthen and develop her business, Ms. Essi A. is requesting a loan of $950. The loan she is requesting will allow her to order charcoal wholesale from production areas, to transport it, to stock it and to resell it. This will allow Ms. A. to increase her income, to better her family’s living conditions and above all to ensure her children’s education, which is her greatest concern.

Translated from French by Kristina Jackson, Kiva Volunteer.



Agée de 40 ans, Mme A. Essi a perdu successivement 03 maris et ne sait plus à quel saint se vouer aujourd’hui. Mère de 05 enfants, elle se trouve écrasée par les charges de son ménage qu’elle supporte seule. Femme courageuse et dynamique, elle a pour activité le commerce du charbon de bois. Cette activité est très florissante mais elle n’a plus assez de moyens financiers pour aller elle-même s’approvisionner en gros dans les zones productives où les prix sont plus bas. Le revenu de Mme A. est devenu insignifiant et elle n’arrive plus à faire face efficacement aux besoins de la famille. Elle craint fort que ses enfants abandonnent l’école faute de moyens pour devenir des délinquants.



Pour renforcer et accroître ses activités, Mme A. Essi sollicite un appui financier d’un montant de $ 950 pour renforcer son commerce. Le crédit demandé va servir à commander en gros du charbon de bois dans les zones productives, à le transporter, le stocker et le revendre. Cela permettra d’améliorer le revenu de Mme A. et donc des conditions de vie de sa famille et surtout assurer l’éducation de ses enfants qui est sa première préoccupation.

About Togo

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 4
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  • $8,707,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Essi to buy charcoal wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jan 19, 2007
Listed
Jan 5, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jan 9, 2008