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A 46-year-old widow, Koumbon is the mother an 18-year-old child who is in school. To provide for the needs of her family, she sells cereals and various products out of a shed in front of her home. To better address the needs of her family, she is requesting her first loan from WAGES to buy cereals. Her greatest wish is to move her business into a market and to be able to provide for all of her child's needs.
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Veuve de 46ans, Koumbon est mère d’un enfant de 18ans qui est scolarisé. Pour subvenir aux besoins de la famille, elle revend des céréales et des produits divers sous un hangar devant son domicile. Pour mieux répondre aux besoins de la famille, elle sollicite un premier prêt à WAGES pour acheter des céréales. Son souhait est de s’installer dans un marché et être en mesure de subvenir aux moindres besoins de son enfant.

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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
  • 2
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,706,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 503.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Koumbon to buy cereals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2013
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014