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Miss Saratou A. was born on January 14, 1974 in Lomé. She lives in the district of Totsi in Lomé and is engaged in ambulant sales of lengths of African print cloth and costume jewelry. She covers a distance of about 12 kilometers on foot. She's a dynamic woman whose goal is to be able to set up a sales point in one of the marketplaces.

With this in mind, she is requesting a loan of US$ 725 to purchase costume jewelry and 20 lengths of cloth so as to have a more attractive inventory and make more sales.

Translated from French by Teresa Kramer, Kiva volunteer

Mademoiselle A. Saratou est née le 14 janvier 1974 à Lomé. Elle habite dans le quartier de Totsi à Lomé et est une revendeuse ambulante de pagnes et de bijoux. Elle parcourt à pieds environs une distance de 12 km. Elle est une femme dynamique qui a un projet de s’installer dans l’un des marchés de la place.
A cet effet, elle sollicite un crédit de 300.000FCA pour acheter des bijoux et 20 pièces de pagnes en vue d’avoir un stock attrayant et de mieux vendre.

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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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,801,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 419.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Saratou purchase of 20 lengths of African print cloth

Achat de 20 pièces de pagnes.

100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2008
Jun 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009