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Akossiwa, age 42, is the mother of two children ages 13 and 16 who both go to school. Her husband is a reseller.

Akossiwa has been selling general food products for ten years, working from her home. She is seeking a loan from WAGES to replenish her stock of merchandise.

She plans to reinvest future profits into her business. In the long term, she would like to travel abroad to buy wholesale. She also wants to provide for her children’s education.
Akossiwa a 42 ans, elle est mère de deux enfants qui ont 13 et 16 ans et qui vont tous les deux à l'école. Le mari d'Akossiwa exerce la profession de revendeur. Akossiwa est depuis 10 ans revendeuse de produits d'alimentation générale. Elle vend ses produits à domicile. Elle sollicite un prêt chez WAGES afin d'augmenter son stock en produit d'alimentation. Elle compte réinvestir ses futurs profits dans son entreprise. Elle aimerait à l'avenir pouvoir acheter elle même à l'étranger ses produits en gros et assurer 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!

About Togo

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 5
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,707,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 533.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Akossiwa to buy general food products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 23, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013