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Marie D. is married with one child and takes care of another. She was born in 1972 in Asanhoun (in Avé prefecture). Very early on, she started selling charcoal because her husband, a teacher, earns a salary too meager to support the family. Everything rests on her shoulders. Despite her very limited education, she has a talent for managing her business. And so, to boost her business in order to take better care of her family, she is requesting a loan of $800. She can then stock enough charcoal to prevent supply shortages. This will result in worthwhile profits and thus a better future for her family.

Translated from French by David Pigott and Daniel Kuey, Kiva Volunteers.

Née en 1972 à Asanhoun, dans la préfecture de l’Avé, Madame D. Marie est mariée et mère d’un (01) enfant et a à sa charge une autre personne. Très tôt elle s’est lancée dans la vente du charbon de bois à cause du maigre salaire de son mari enseignant qui n’arrive pas à subvenir aux besoins de la famille. Tout se repose sur la femme. Malgré son niveau d’étude très bas, elle est douée dans la gestion de ses activités.

Ainsi pour renforcer ses activités afin de mieux s’occuper de sa famille, elle sollicite un crédit de $800 qui lui servira de faire un stock consistant afin d’éviter la rupture de stock ce qui rentabilisera son profit en vue d’un meilleur devenir de sa famille.

About Togo

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 8
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  • $8,806,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Marie purchase a larger inventory of charcoal for resale during times of scarcity.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 26, 2007
Apr 10, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 13, 2008