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Afi is a 31-year-old woman. She is married to a metal scrap dealer and has three children who all attend school. Her oldest child is 12, the youngest is 6.

Afi has been working as a reseller since 1996. She sells pagnes (colorful West African fabrics), in her town, to customers who come from all walks of life. She buys her goods in Lomé and works alone. Her main challenge is that she is currently out of stock.

Afi has requested her third loan from WAGES for the purchase of pagnes. She wants to reinvest in her activity.

In the coming years, Afi would like to open a shop. She says that, with the profits, she will provide for the well-being of her children and will take care of their education needs.
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Afi est une femme âgée de 31 ans. Elle est mariée å un ferrailleur. Elle a 3 enfants qui vont tous à l’école. Le premier a 12 ans et le dernier a 6 ans.
Afi travaille comme revendeuse depuis 1996. Elle vend des pagnes pour tous clients dans la ville. Elle achète les produits à Lomé. Elle travaille seule. Au moment, sa difficulté principale est la rupture de stock.
Afi a requis son troisième crédit de WAGES afin d’acheter des pagnes. Elle veut réinvestir dans l’activité.
Dans les prochaines années, Afi voudrait ouvrir une boutique. Elle dit qu’avec les profits, elle prévoit d’assurer le bienêtre et l’éducation de ses enfants.

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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!

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
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  • $8,889,900
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  • 503.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD