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Akossiwa lives in Lomé with her four children and her husband, a mechanic. Three of the couple's children attend school. In order to help her husband to provide for the family, she started selling general food products from home in 2003.

She is taking a first loan from WAGES to buy bags of rice, boxes of tomatoes, cans of vegetable oil, and other products that she will resell to make more profits.

With her additional profits, she would like to build a house to be rented out, to expand her shop in order to become a wholesaler, and to improve her family's living conditions. Akossiwa is 26 years old.
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Akossiwa vit avec son conjoint mécanicien et leur 04enfants à Lomé. Trois vont à l’école. Pour aider son conjoint dans les charges du foyer, elle a commencé par vendre des produits d’alimentation générale à domicile. Activité qu’elle exerce depuis 2003. Elle fait un premier crédit à WAGES pour acheter des sacs de riz, des cartons de tomates, des bidons d’huile végétale et autres produits pour vendre afin de tirer plus de profit. Avec les profits supplémentaires, elle voudrait construire sa maison pour louer, élargir sa boutique afin de devenir grossiste et améliorer les conditions de vie de la famille. Elle est âgée de 26ans.

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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
  • 5
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,799,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 496.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD