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Aridza
Aridza is a 31 year old woman. She is married to an upholsterer. She has four children, three of whom are at school. The oldest is 15 and the youngest 1 year old. Aridza has been working as a retailer since 1995. She sells haberdashery products and 'déguè' (a food product) for all her customers in her shop. She buys her stock in Lomé. She works alone. Currently, her main problem is the slump. Aridza is seeking her third loan with WAGES in order to buy haberdashery products, sugar, millet, milk and couscous. She wants to reinvest in her business. In the coming years, Aridza would like to grow her business. She says that with her profits, she intends to ensure the family's wellbeing.
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Aridza est une femme âgée de 31 ans. Elle est mariée å un tapissier. Elle a quatre enfants, dont trois à l’école. Le premier a 15 ans et le dernier a 1 an.
Aridza travaille comme revendeuse depuis 1995. Elle vend des produits de mercerie et du déguè pour tous clients dans sa boutique. Elle achète les produits à Lomé. Elle travaille seule. Au moment, sa difficulté principale est la mévente.
Aridza a requis son troisième crédit de WAGES afin d’acheter des produits de mercerie, du sucre, du petit mil, du lait et du couscous. Elle veut réinvestir dans l’activité.
Dans les prochaines années, Aridza voudrait agrandir la taille de son activité. Elle dit qu’avec les profits, elle prévoit d’assurer le bien être de sa 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
  • $8,707,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 502.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Aridza to purchase haberdashery products, milk, sugar and other products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 12, 2011
Listed
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2012