The other group members sell cereals, shoes, fruits, kitchen utensils, and vegetables, which they procure from certain markets in Agoe and at the Lome Grand Market. They are each seeking a loan to strengthen their businesses in order to reach more customers.
Les autres membres du groupe KEKELI sont revendeuses de céréales, chaussures, fruits, ustensiles de cuisines, légumes et s’approvisionnent; certains au marché d’Agoè et d’autres au grand marché de Lomé.
Elles sollicitent chacune un crédit, pour renforcer son activité afin de toucher un plus grand nombre de clients.
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About AssilassiméAssilassimé 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.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.
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