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Yawa is 42 years old and lives in Lomé with her husband. She has two children, 12 and 18 years old, who are both in school. Her husband is, like her, a retailer at the markets. Yawa sells 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa) and plates door to door. To operate her business, she needs more inventory. With this goal, she is requesting a loan from WAGES. She intends to reinvest the future profits into her business. Yawa has plans to open a large shop selling 'pagne' cloth to ensure her family's needs are met.
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Yawa a 42 ans, elle vit à Lomé avec son mari et ses deux enfants de 12 et 18 ans qui sont tous les deux scolarisés. Le mari de Yawa est, comme elle, revendeur sur les marchés. Yawa vend de manière ambulante des pagnes et des assiettes. Afin de faire évoluer son activité elle a besoin d'avoir plus de stock. C'est dans ce but qu'elle sollicite un prêt chez Wages. Elle compte réinvestir ses profits futurs dans l'activité. Yawa a pour projet d'ouvrir une grande boutique de vente de pagne afin d'assurer les besoins de sa famille.

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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
  • 6
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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 $1,150 helped Yawa to buy 'pagne' cloth and plates.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014