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Mrs. Rafatou, age 29, is married to a car mechanic. She doesn't have children yet. She's a merchant and sells pagnes (colorful African cloth) and bazin cloth to a diverse clientele in a shop.

She gets her supplies in Lomé from wholesalers of pagnes and bazin cloth. She wishes to satisfy her customers' every demand, and she lacks funds to get supplies.

She's a long-time client of Kiva's partner, WAGES, who is seeking her fourth loan. With this loan, she will buy pagnes and bazin cloth in order to reach her goal: satisfy her customers.

In the future, she would like to ensure her business is sustainable and enable her family to blossom. It should be noted that she's been in this field of business for eight years.
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Âgé de 29ans, madame Rafatou est mariée à un mécanicien auto. Elle n’a pas encore d’enfants. Elle est commerçante et vend des pagnes et bazins à toutes personnes dans une boutique. Son approvisionnement se fait à Lomé chez les grossistes de pagnes et bazins. Son souhait est de satisfaire les clients à chaque demande et elle manque de fonds pour s’approvisionner en marchandises. C’est une ancienne cliente de notre institution et elle opère le quatrième crédit chez nous. Avec ce montant, elle va s’acheter des pagnes et bazins pour pouvoir atteindre son objectif : la satisfaction des clients. Dans l’avenir, elle voudrait rendre son activité pérenne et permettre à sa famille de s’épanouir. Notons qu’elle est dans ce domaine il y a 08ans.

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
  • 4
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,707,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 538.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Rafatou to buy pagnes (colorful African cloth) and bazin cloth.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2012
Aug 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013