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Katima is 34 years old. She is married to a customs officer. The couple have 2 children, aged 3 and 6. The eldest child attends school. Since 2005, Katima has been selling charcoal for use in kitchens. She gets her supplies in Lomé and resells them from her home.

Katima is requesting her 3rd loan from WAGES in order to restock on charcoal. In the coming years, she would like to diversify her activities and expand her business. She plans to use her profits to take care of her family´s basic needs.
Katima est une femme âgé(e) de 34 ans. Elle est mariée å un déclarant en douane. Elle a 02 enfants, 01 scolarisé. Le premier a 06 ans et le dernier a 03ans.
Katima travaille comme revendeuse de charbons de bois (combustible utilisé dans la cuisine)depuis 2005. Elle vend seule à la maison et achète à Lomé.
Katima a requis son troisième crédit de WAGES afin d’acheter plus de charbons de bois. Elle veut diversifier l’activité.
Dans les prochaines années, Katima voudrait agrandir son activité. Elle dit qu’avec les profits, Elle prévoit assurer les besoins vitaux 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
  • 13
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,750,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 487.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Katima to buy bags of charcoal for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 7, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012