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Délasse is a 43-year-old woman, married to an accountant. She has three children who all go to school. Her oldest child is 15, the youngest is 7.

Since 1993, Délasse has been working as a seamstress and reselling sewing supplies, "pagnes" (colorful West-African fabrics) and damask fabrics. She works alone, from her home and as an itinerant seller, and she usually stocks up in Lomé. Her main difficulty is that her customers sometimes pay on credit.

She is requesting her fourth loan from WAGES for the purchase of damask fabrics, "pagnes" and sewing supplies.

In the coming years, she would like to be able to visit wholesalers in order to choose and order damask fabrics directly from them. She would also like to take better care of her children's needs.
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Delasse est une femme âgé(e) de 43 ans. Elle est mariée å un comptable. Elle a 03enfants tous à l’école. L’ainé a 15ans et le dernier 07ans.
Delasse travaille comme couturière et revendeuse de produits de mercerie, des pagnes et des bazins depuis 1993. Elle exerce seule son activité à domicile, de façon ambulante et s’approvisionne généralement à Lomé. Sa difficulté principale est l’achat à crédit de ses clients. Elle sollicite son quatrième prêt à WAGES pour acheter des bazins, des pagnes et des articles de mercerie.
Dans les prochaines années, Delasse voudrait voyager elle même pour commander les bazins chez les grossistes et mieux satisfaire les besoins 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!

About Togo

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,706,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 517.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Délasse to buy damask fabrics and sewing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2012
Jun 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013