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Bertchissou D. is a woman who was born in 1952 in Sokodé, a city located in the middle of Togo. She is married and the mother of two children. In 1990, she started selling “pagnes” (colorful West African cloth) and sheets in the districts of Lomé. She used to be a door-to-door retail seller. She now distributes pagnes and sheets on credit from district to district and collects the money after a week. After obtaining an initial loan, she rented a store in which she displayed her merchandise. This business that she manages enables her to provide for her needs and those of her family. This second loan that she is requesting will enable her to buy 30 lengths of pagnes and 20 sheets.
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D. Bertchissou est une femme née en 1952 à Sokodé, ville située au centre du Togo. Elle est mariée et mère de 2 enfants. Depuis 1990, elle a commencé la vente de pagnes et de draps dans les quartiers de Lomé. Elle était une revendeuse ambulante et distribue les pagnes et les draps à crédit de quartier en quartier et récupère l’argent après une semaine. Après obtention du premier crédit, elle a loué un magasin dans lequel elle expose ses marchandises. Cette activité qu’elle mène lui permet de subvenir à ses besoins et à celui de sa famille. Ce second crédit qu’elle sollicite lui permettra d’acheter 30 pièces de pagne et 20 draps.

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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

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 6
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,894,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 458.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD