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Akossiwa lives in Lomé with her husband and her five children, three of whom attend school.

She resells tubs, buckets and plastic containers from home, an activity she started in 2002. She buys her products at the Grand Market in Lomé.

In order to meet her customers' needs, she is taking her first loan with WAGES. She will use this loan to buy some merchandise.

In the future, she would like to open a shop and do her best to ensure that her family's needs are covered.
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Revendeuse de bassines, de sauts et plats en plastiques à domicile, Akossiwa vit avec sa famille(conjoint et 05 enfants à Lomé). Trois de ces derniers sont scolarisés. En 2002, akossiwa a commencé son activité et s’approvisionne au Grand Marché de Lomé. Afin de subvenir aux besoins des clients, elle fait son premier prêt à WAGES pour acheter des marchandises. A l’avenir, elle veut ouvrir une boutique et assurer au mieux les besoins 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
  • 2
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,707,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Akossiwa to buy tubs and plastic containers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 6, 2013
Mar 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013