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Amélé
Amélé is a 34-year old woman. She is married to a house painter. She has five children, three of whom are in school. The oldest is 21 years old, and the youngest four years old.

Amélé has been working as a vendor since 1992. She sells yams to the public at large out of her home and in town. She stocks up in Lomé. She works by herself. At present, her main challenge is low stock.

Amélé has requested her first loan from WAGES in order to buy yams. She would like to reinvest in her business. In the years to come, she would like to expand her business and also do farming. She says that, thanks to her profits, she plans to provide for her children’s education.
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Amélé est une femme âgée de 34 ans. Elle est mariée å un peintre bâtiment. Elle a 5 enfants, dont 3 à l’école. Le premier a 21 ans et le dernier a 4 ans.
Amélé travaille comme revendeuse depuis 1992. Elle vend des tubercules pour tous clients à domicile et dans la ville. Elle achète les produits à Lomé. Elle travaille seule. Au moment, sa difficulté principale est la rupture de stock.
Amélé a requis son premier crédit de WAGES afin d’acheter des tubercules. Elle veut réinvestir dans l’activité.
Dans les prochaines années, Amélé voudrait agrandir la taille de l’activité et faire aussi de l’élevage. Elle dit qu’avec les profits, elle prévoit d’assurer l’éducation de ses enfants.

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
  • 5
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,676,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 491.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Amélé to buy yams.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 23, 2012
Listed
Apr 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 18, 2013