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Irène Abra
Irène is a dynamic 41-year-old woman, who is married and has two children. She works reselling women’s clothing and underwear on the streets of the Adidogomé neighborhood. She has been working in this business since 2008, and has not had to face any major obstacles.

Irène gets her supplies twice a week in the main market. She only stocks up twice a week due to her low working capital, as otherwise it would be too expensive. She has requested this loan to buy three dozen pieces of clothing and four dozen items of underwear, so that she can increase her stock and her turnover.
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Irène est une femme dynamique âgée de 41 ans. Elle est mariée et mère de deux (2) enfants. Elle est une revendeuse ambulante d’habits et des sous-vêtements de femme dans le quartier d’Adidogomé. Elle a commencé cette activité depuis 2008 et n’a pas rencontré de difficulté de majeure.

Elle s’approvisionne deux (2) fois par semaine au grand marché compte tenu de la faiblesse de son fonds de roulement ce qui lui revient trop cher.

Elle sollicite ce prêt pour acheter 3 douzaines d’habit et 4 douzaines de sous-vêtement afin d’augmenter son stock et accroître son chiffre d’affaires.

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About Assilassimé

Assilassimé Solidarité (“Hand in Hand” in Ewe, the local language) is a nonprofit microfinance institution in Togo founded in 2012. The organization is distinguished in the Togolese microfinance landscape because it offers services only to vulnerable individuals in the Lomé area, particularly the disabled, single mothers, sex workers, people living with HIV, and widows. Kiva loans made through Assilassimé help some of Togo’s most vulnerable people, including the very poor, to start or grow businesses and establish stable livelihoods.

Because Assilassimé is a young microfinance institution that has yet to establish a track record, loans made through this organization carry a higher level of risk than typical loans on Kiva.

About Togo

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,854,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $150 helped Irène Abra to buy three dozen pieces of clothing and four dozen items of underwear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2013
Jul 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013