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Assana, age 52, is a widow and the mother of three children, aged 30, 27 and 24. She's been working as a reseller since 1983. She sells fabrics to a diverse clientele in one of Lomé's markets.

She gets her supplies in Lomé and has one person to help her. At this time, her main difficulty is being unable to meet customer demand.

Assana is seeking her second loan from Kiva's partner, WAGES, in order to buy bolts of silk and poplin. She wants to reinvest in her business.

In the forthcoming years, she would like to expand her business by becoming a wholesaler.
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Assana est une femme âgée de 52 ans. Elle est veuve et mère de 03 enfants qui sont âgés de 30,27 et 24ans. Assana travaille comme revendeuse depuis 1983. Elle vend des tissus pour tous clients dans un marché de la ville de Lomé. Ses achats se font à Lomé et elle est aidée par 01 personne. Au moment, sa difficulté principale est de ne pouvoir pas satisfaire toutes les demandes. Assana a requis son second crédit de WAGES afin d’acheter des coupons de soie et de popeline. Elle veut réinvestir dans l’activité. Dans les prochaines années, Assana voudrait agrandir la taille de l’activité en devenant grossiste.

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
  • 16
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,750,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Assana to buy bolts of silk and poplin.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2013
May 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 29, 2014