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Patassoue is a 42-year-old woman. She is married to a retailer and has two children.

Patassoue has been working as a retailer since 1995. She buys and sells corn, beans, cassava flour and pasta, and fruit to the general public in the Hanoukope market in Lomé. She stocks up in the towns around Lomé and works alone.

Patassoue has requested her first loan from WAGES to buy cereals and fruit to sell. She plans to strengthen her business with her extra profits.

Over the coming years, Patassoue would like to expand her business. She says that she plans to use the profits to contribute towards meeting her family's needs.
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Patassoue est une femme âgée de 42 ans. Elle est mariée à un revendeur et a 2 enfants.
Patassoue travaille comme revendeuse depuis 1995. Elle achète et revend du maïs, du haricot, des farines et pates de manioc, et des fruits à toutes personnes au marché de HANOUKOPE à Lomé. Elle s’approvisionne dans les localités environnantes de Lomé. Elle travaille seule.
Patassoue a requis son premier crédit de WAGES afin d’acheter des céréales et des fruits destinés à la vente. Elle pense renforcer son activité avec ses profits supplémentaires.
Dans les prochaines années, Patassoue voudrait agrandir son activité. Elle dit qu’avec les profits, Elle prévoit contribuer aux besoins 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

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,709,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 484.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Patassoue to buy cereals and fruit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012