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Claire is 38, her husband is a welder, and she is a saleswoman. She has three children aged 5, 8 and 19 and they all attend school. For seven years Claire has been selling top-up cards, connexion kits, and mobile phones at the markets. She requests a loan from Wages in order to buy her stock wholesale. She plans to save up her profits in order to become a wholesaler and above all to make sure her family is free from want.
Claire a 38 ans, son mari est soudeur et elle est pour sa part revendeuse. Elle est mère de 3 enfants âgés de 5, 8 et 19 et étant tous les trois scolarisés. Depuis 7 ans, Claire vend sur les marchés des cartes de recharge des kits de connexions et autres accessoires ou appareils de téléphonie mobile. Elle sollicite un crédit auprès de Wages afin de pouvoir acheter en gros les produits qu'elle revend. Elle compte économiser ses profits pour un jour devenir grossiste et surtout pour mettre sa famille à l’abri du besoin.

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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
  • 526.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Claire to buy top-up cards and connexion kits.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 7, 2012
Sep 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013