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Mrs. Abiba T. was born in 1962 in Kourbongou in the prefecture of Tône (in the far north of Togo). She is married and is the mother of 6 children. She is in the cereal business in the Agoè open-air market. She has been in this business since 1983. She buys her millet, corn, and dried beans in the Kara region. Her customers re-sell the cereals as retailers.

She is requesting her first loan of US$ 1200 which will allow her to purchase 14 sacks of dried beans to add to her inventory of cereals.

Translated from French by Teresa Kramer, Kiva volunteer

Madame T. Abiba est née en 1962 à Kourbongou dans la préfecture de Tône (A l’extrême nord du Togo). Elle est mariée et mère de six (6) enfants. Elle exerce le commerce de céréales dans le marché d’Agoè. Elle a commencé cette activité depuis 1983. Elle achète le mil, le maïs et du haricot dans la région de la Kara. Ses clients sont les revendeuses qui achètent et revendent en détail.

Le premier crédit qu’elle sollicite d’un montant de 500.000 FCFA lui permettra d’acheter 14 sacs de haricot pour augmenter son stock de céréales.

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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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  • $8,857,925
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  • 417.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD