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Akossiwa is a 43 year old woman. She is married to a customs officer with whom she has three children. The eldest is 21 and the youngest 18 years old. Two of her children attend school. She has worked as a seller of yams since 1991, sourcing her goods from inland and selling them in a local market. Akossiwa is seeking her first loan from WAGES in order to purchase yams. She hopes to boost her business activity and contribute to her family's needs.
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Akossiwa est une femme de 43 ans. Elle est mariée à un déclarant en douanes et est mère de 03 enfants. L’ainé est agé de 21ans et le dernier 18ans. Deux(02) des enfants sont scolarisés. Elle travaille comme revendeuse d’ignames depuis 1991, s’approvisionne à l’intérieur du pays et vend à ses clients dans un marché de la place. Akossiwa a requis son premier crédit de WAGES afin d’acheter des ignames. Elle espère agrandir son activité et contribuer aux besoins 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
  • 1
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,590,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Akossiwa to purchase yams.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Mar 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014