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Ablavi is a professional seamstress, married to a breeder. They have three children who all attend school. She employs fifteen apprentices and works from home.

In order to better meet her customers' needs, she is requesting a first loan from WAGES. This loan will be used to buy sewing machines.

In the future, Ablavi would like to open a shop where she will sell ready-to-wear clothing. She would also like to expand her business and improve her family's living conditions.
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Couturière de profession, Ablavi est mariée à un éleveur et ils ont 03enfants qui vont tous à l’école. Elle emploie 15apprentis et exerce son activité à domicile. Afin de mieux répondre aux besoins des clients, elle sollicite un premier crédit à WAGES pour acheter des machines à coudre. Dans l’avenir, elle veut avoir une boutique de prêt à porter, agrandir son activité et améliorer les conditions de vie de la famille.

Additional Information

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
  • 3
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,634,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Ablavi to buy sewing machines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013