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Afiwa is a 50-year-old woman. She is a widow and the mother of two children who do not attend school. Her eldest is 15 years old and her youngest is 10.

Afiwa has been working as a retailer since 2004. She buys and sells clay pots, brooms and top-up cards from her home. She stocks up at the wholesalers' in Lomé and works alone.

Afiwa has requested her third loan from WAGES in order to buy clay pots, hair extensions and top-up cards for resale. She plans to diversify her merchandise with the extra profits she makes from her business.

Over the coming years, Afiwa would like to enlarge her customer base. She says that she plans to use her profits to meet her family's food needs.
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Afiwa est une femme âgée de 50 ans. Elle est veuve et mère de 2 enfants n’allant pas à l’école. L’ainé a 15ans et le dernier a 10ans.
Afiwa travaille comme revendeuse depuis 2004. Elle achète et vend des canaris faites à base d’argile, des balais, des cartes de recharge à son domicile. Elle s’approvisionne auprès des grossistes de Lomé et travaille seule.
Afiwa a requis son troisième crédit de WAGES afin d’acheter des canaris, mèches et des cartes de recharge destinées à la vente. Elle pense diversifier sa marchandise avec les profits supplémentaires de son activité.
Dans les prochaines années, Afiwa voudrait élargir sa clientèle. Elle dit qu’avec les profits, Elle prévoit contribuer aux besoins alimentaires de la famille.

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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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,803,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 478.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD