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Ablavi, 28 years old, is a retailer of secondhand clothing at a local market. She has been operating this revenue-generating business by herself since 2000, and she gets her supplies from Lomé. To bolster her business, she is requesting an initial loan from WAGES to purchase bales of secondhand clothing. For the future, she wants to open a ready-to-wear clothing store and to ensure her family's self-sufficiency in terms of food. To note, she is a married mother of two children, aged 5 and 2 years old. The oldest is in school.
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Ablavi âgée de 28ans est revendeuse de friperies dans un marché de la place. Elle exerce seule cette activité génératrice de revenus depuis 2000 et s’approvisionne à Lomé. Pour le renforcement de son activité, elle sollicite de WAGES un premier crédit pour acheter des balles de friperies. Comme perspectives d ‘avenir, elle veut ouvrir une boutique de prêt à porter et assurer l’auto suffisance alimentaire de la famille. Notons qu’elle est mariée et mère de 02 enfants âgés de 05 et 02ans. Le plus âgé est scolarisé.

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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
  • 502.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,200 helped Ablavi to purchase secondhand clothing to sell.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 30, 2012