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Married to Mr. Bidabignawé, a plumber for the company Togolaise des Eaux in Lomé, Mrs. Roukiatou S. was born on 31 December 1968 in Pagala-gare in the Prefecture of Blitta. She has two children who are in secondary school. In 2006, she started a large store selling rice, soap, oil, and macaroni in the Agoè-Zongo district in Lomé. She has suppliers in Nigeria and in Ghana who deliver the soap. She is a wholesaler and sells to retailers.

This first loan she is asking for will allow her to resupply her stock by buying 20 bags of rice and 22 boxes of soap.

Translated from French by Vilas Menon, Kiva Volunteer

Mariée à Monsieur ABRESSI-TOURE Bidabignawé qui est un plombier à la Togolaise des eaux à Lomé, madame S. Roukiatou est née le 31 décembre 1968 à Pagala-gare dans la préfecture de Blitta. Elle a deux enfants qui fréquentent et qui sont au collège. En 2006, elle a crée un grand magasin de vente de riz et savons, d’huile et de macaroni dans le quartier Agoè-Zongo à Lomé. Elle a des fournisseurs au Nigeria et au Ghana qui lui livre les savons. Elle est grossiste et vend aux détaillants.

Ce premier crédit qu’elle sollicite lui permettra de refaire son stock par l’achat de 20 sacs de riz et 22 cartons de savons.

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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
  • $8,803,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 418.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD