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Allaba is a 29-year-old man. He his married to a hair dresser, and has a one-year-old child.

Allaba has owned a dry cleaning business since 2008. He cleans clothes for all customers in his dry cleaning shop. He works alone. At the moment, his main challenge is to satisfy all orders on time.

Allaba has requested a first loan from WAGES in order to buy a washing machine. He wants to reinvest in his activity.

In the coming years, he would like to expand his business. He says that with the profits, he is planning to provide for his family, so that they can live a happy life.
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Allaba est un homme âgé de 29 ans. Il est marié å une coiffeuse. Il a un enfant d’un an.
Allaba est propriétaire d’un lavage à sec depuis 2008. Il lave des habits pour tous clients dans son lavage à sec. Il travaille seul. Au moment, sa difficulté principale est de ne pouvoir pas satisfaire toutes les demandes à temps.
Allaba a requis son premier crédit de WAGES afin d’acheter une machine à laver. Il veut réinvestir dans l’activité.
Dans les prochaines années, Allaba voudrait agrandir son activité. Il dit qu’avec les profits, il prévoit d’assurer les besoins de sa famille pour qu’ils vivent heureux.

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
  • 12
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,750,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 491.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Allaba to buy a washing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2012
Mar 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2012