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Total loan: $1,050


Adidogomé, Maritime Region, Togo / Clothing

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A loan helped To buy clothes.

Kokoè's story

Kokoè's income generating activity is the sale of clothes, in particular suits and jackets. She gets her supply from abroad. She is a door-to-door saleswoman and approaches people at their workplace. Most of her customers work in banks and privately hold companies. Kokoè's inventory is too low to meet her customers' demand. She came to the microfinance institution WAGES and applied for a loan to buy two batches of bubus (African dresses for both women and men), consisting of 10 and 3 items respectively.

Translated from French by Robert Mouris, Kiva Volunteer