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Married to a soldier, Koufoula is a 42-year-old mother who has two children, both in school. The children are 20 and 17 years old. Koufoula sells 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa) and damasks at her house. She started this business in 2009. She is requesting he second loan from WAGES to purchase some 'pagne' cloth and damasks with the aim of expanding her business and ensuring that her family's basic needs are met.
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Épouse de militaire, Koufoula est une mère de 42 ans ayant 02 enfants tous scolarisés. Ces derniers sont respectivement âgés de 20 et 17 ans. Elle commercialise des pagnes et bazins à son domicile et a entamé ce commerce depuis 2009. Elle sollicite son second crédit auprès de WAGES pour acheter de tissu pagne et basin en vue d‘agrandir son activité et assurer les besoins élémentaires de la 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
  • 13
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,750,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 505.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Koufoula to purchase fabrics, 'pagne' cloth, and damasks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 2, 2012
Nov 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013