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Kouwavi lives with her husband, who is an entrepreneur, and their two children in Lomé. The children are 12 and 15 years of age. Kouwavi works reselling “ablo” (a corn or rice-based food) in front of her home, and has done so since 2010. To buy the raw materials she needs to prepare this food item, she goes to the Grand Market in the city.

Kouwavi plans to use her first loan to buy corn, rice, sugar and peppers. Her future plans include consolidating her business, as well as ensuring that her family is well-fed.
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Akouwavi vit avec son mari entrepreneur et leurs 02 enfants à Lomé. Ils sont âgés de 12 et 15ans. Revendeuse d’ablo (un aliment fait à base de mais ou du riz) à la devanture du domicile depuis 2010. Pour acheter les matières premières dont elle a besoin pour la préparation dudit aliment, elle se déplace au grand marché. Avec le premier crédit, elle va acheter du mais, du riz, du sucre et du piment. Comme perspectives d’avenir, elle veut renforcer son activité et permettre à sa famille de bien se nourrir.

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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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  • $8,887,850
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  • 504.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD