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36 years of age, Afi has been a seller of traditional woven outfits and other special-order clothing for three years now. She wants to have a more stable income in order to cover the education costs of her two young children. She plans therefore to stop her mobile selling, in order to open a real store - for that she needs a loan, in order first to grow her sales, and then to be able to be able to buy a place in due course.
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A 36 ans, Afi est vendeuse de pagnes et autres vêtements en livraison depuis maintenant trois ans. Elle souhaite avoir des revenus plus stables afin d’assurer la scolarisation de ses deux jeunes enfants. Elle envisage ainsi de quitter la vente ambulante pour ouvrir une véritable boutique, mais a pour cela besoin d’un prêt pour augmenter dans un premier temps ses ventes et pouvoir acheter à terme un local.

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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
  • 502.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Afi to purchase traditional outfits, some damask and various other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 19, 2014