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A retailer of secondhand clothing at the market, Ms. Kossiwavi, aged 33, is the mother of a 10-year-old child. And she has been in this business for ten years. To be able to respond to customer needs, she is requesting an initial WAGES loan to purchase bales of used clothing. She wants to bolster her business and ensure her child thrives.
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Revendeuse de friperies au marché, madame Kossiwavi, âgée de 33ans et mère d’ 01 enfant de 10ans exerce cette activité il y a 10ans. Pour pouvoir répondre aux besoins des clients, elle sollicite de WAGES un premier prêt pour acheter des balles de friperies. Elle veut renforcer son activité et assurer l’épanouissement de son enfant.

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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
  • 501.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Kossiwavi to purchase secondhand clothing to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013