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Akoua
Akoua is 42 years old and the mother of 4 children, ranging in age from 22 to 13 years old. Three of her children attend school. Her husband works as a driver.

Akoua has been working as a reseller since 1987. She sells and delivers cereals and Sodabi (a type of alcohol made from palm wine) to various customers. She buys her products in nearby villages and works alone. Currently, Akoua's main difficulty is delays in delivering her orders.

This is the first loan she has requested from WAGES. This loan will help her buy Sodabi and cereals. Akoua would like to reinvest in her professional activity.

In the coming years, Akoua would like to increase the size of her business. She says that the profits will help her improve her family's living conditions.
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Akoua est une femme âgée de 42 ans. Elle est mariée å un chauffeur. Elle a 4 enfants, dont 3 à l’école. Le premier a 22 ans et le dernier a 13 ans.
Akoua travaille comme revendeuse depuis 1987. Elle vend du sodabi (boisson alcoolisée faite à base de palmier à huile) et des céréales pour tous clients qu’elle livre. Elle achète les produits dans les villages. Elle travaille seule. Au moment, sa difficulté principale est le retard dans les livraisons des commandes.
Akoua a requis son 1er crédit de WAGES afin d’acheter du sodabi et des céréales. Elle veut réinvestir dans l’activité.
Dans les prochaines années, Akoua voudrait agrandir son commerce. Elle dit qu’avec les profits, elle prévoit améliorer les conditions de vie de sa famille.

Additional Information

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
  • 10
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,676,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 476.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Akoua to buy Sodabi and cereals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 25, 2011
Listed
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012