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Akoua, age 40, is married to a driver and has three children. Since 2001, she's been working as a reseller.

She runs a bar for every kind of customers in her shop. She gets her supplies in Lomé and works alone. At this time, her main challenge is competition.

Akoua is seeking her first loan from Kiva's partner, WAGES, in order to purchase beverages. She wants to reinvest in her business.

In the forthcoming years, she would like to expand her business. She says that she intends to use her profits to take care of her family.
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Akoua est une femme âgée de 40 ans. Elle est marié å un chauffeur. Elle a 3 enfants.
Akoua travaille comme revendeuse depuis 2011. Elle tient un débit de boissons pour tous clients dans sa boutique. Elle achète les produits à Lomé. Elle travaille seule. Au moment, sa difficulté principale est la concurrence.
Akoua a requis son premier crédit de WAGES afin d’acheter des boissons. Elle veut réinvestir dans l’activité.
Dans les prochaines années, Akoua voudrait agrandir la taille de son activité. Elle dit qu’avec les profits, elle prévoit de prendre soin 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
  • 4
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,707,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 486.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Akoua to purchase beverages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2012
Mar 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2013