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Améfia is a 39-year old man. He is married to a retailer. Améfia has two children, who both go to school. One is 16, the other is 14.
Since 2000, Améfia has been raising agoutis (a type of rodent used in Togolese cooking). He works alone from his home, and obtains his supplies in Lomé.
Améfia has obtained his first loan from WAGES in order to buy a vehicle for his agouti business.
Over the next few years, Améfia would like to become a mushroom grower. He says that with the profits, he wants to improve his family's standard of living.
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Améfia est un homme âgé de 39 ans. Il est marié å une revendeuse. Il a 02 enfants, tous à l’école. Le premier a 16 ans et le dernier a 14 ans.
Améfia travaille comme éleveur d’agouti depuis 2000. Il élève seul à la maison et s’approvisionne à Lomé.
Améfia a requis son premier crédit de WAGES afin d’acheter du véhicule pour commercialiser de l’agouti.
Dans les prochaines années, Améfia voudrait développer la culture des champignons. Il dit qu’avec les profits, Il veut améliorer le niveau de vie 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
  • 6
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,707,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Améfia to buy a vehicle for his agouti business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013