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Zinabou, age 47, lives in Lomé with her three children. The youngest is 21 and is the only one who still attends school. Zinabou has been selling yams, corn, and beans at her home for eight years.

In order to better meet customer demand, she's seeking a second loan from Kiva's partner, WAGES, in order to replenish her stock. She hopes to reinvest in her business and help her children to blossom more.
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Zinabou vit avec ses 03 enfants à Lomé. Le plus jeune âgé de 21ans seul est encore scolarisé. Âgée de 47ans, Zinabou revend des ignames, du mais et du haricot à domicile. Afin de mieux satisfaire les demandes des clients, Zinabou sollicite son second prêt à WAGES pour acheter des marchandises. Elle espère réinvestir dans l’activité et aider ses enfants à mieux s’épanouir. Elle a une ancienneté de 08ans.

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
  • 4
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,634,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 504.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Zinabou to buy yams, corn, and beans.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2013
May 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014