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Akoélé, age 34, is married to a mechanic and doesn't have children. She's a trained seamstress, and has been running this business at her home since 2004.

Her main difficulty is competition. She's seeking her first loan to buy a sewing, skirting, and over-sewing machine, in order to better meet customer demand.

She wants to reinvest in her workshop and have a happy family.
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Akoélé est une femme âgée de 34ans. Elle est mariée à un mécanicien et n’a pas d’enfants. Elle est couturière de profession et exerce cette activité depuis 2004 à la maison. Sa difficulté principale est la concurrence. Elle sollicite ce premier prêt pour acheter de la machine à coudre, à plinthe et à surfilage pour mieux répondre à la demande de la clientèle. Elle veut réinvestir dans son atelier et avoir une famille heureuse.

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
  • 14
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,750,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Akoélé to buy a sewing, skirting, and over-sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 6, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013