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Born on January 28, 1970 in Lomé, Mrs. Martine W. is a single mother of two. She sells a local drink that she makes herself from sorghum and water with the aid of firewood. She has been doing this since 1993 and has a lot of customers, mainly farmers and carpenters.Nevertheless, most people enjoy this drink, especially during festive periods. She is requesting a first-time loan to buy two bags of sorghum and five bundles of firewood.
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Née le 28 janvier 1970 à Lomé, madame W. Martine est une fille célibataire avec deux (2) enfants. Elle est revendeuse de boisson locale qu’elle-même prépare avec du sorgho, de l’eau et avec du bois de chauffe. Elle exerce cette activité depuis 1993 et a beaucoup de clients qui sont généralement des cultivateurs et des menuisiers.
Toutefois cette boisson est appréciée par la plupart des gens surtout en période de fête.
Elle sollicite ce premier crédit pour acheter deux (2) sacs de sorgho et 5 fagots de bois de chauffe.

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About Togo

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,749,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 516.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Martine to buy cereal and firewood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 26, 2008
Nov 27, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009