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Pélagie is unmarried and 26 years old. She lives in the Gabara Kondji neighborhood in Lomé. She is a hairdresser who makes braids and began a beauty products business in 2011.

Pélagie also offers manicures and pedicures, but in door-to-door fashion since she does not have the means to pay for rent on a shop. The loan proceeds being requested will allow her to buy the necessary supplies for this work, which will increase the number of customers for her business.
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Pélagie, célibataire, est âgée de 26 ans. Elle habite dans le quartier de Gabara Kondji, à Lomé. Elle est coiffeuse, fait des tresses et s’est lancé dans le commerce de produits de beauté en 2011. Elle exerce également l’activité de pédicure et manucure, mais de façon ambulante car elle ne dispose pas d’assez de moyens pour payer les frais de bail d’un atelier.
Le crédit sollicité lui permettra d’acheter le matériel nécessaire pour exercer cette activité, ce qui attirera davantage de clientèle dans sa boutique.

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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
  • 2
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,854,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 491.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Pélagie purchase 30 hair extensions and 5 boxes of hair straightener.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014