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This is a woman who was trained as a secretary, but her income was not sufficient. She quit her job in 2006 in order to start a business selling "pagnes" (colorful African cloth), shoes, women's handbags, hair extensions, and other items. This business is succeeding very well for her and she has gained a lot of customers thanks to her dynamism. She's currently facing high demand. In order to satisfy all her customers, she's seeking a loan from Kiva's partner, WAGES, in order to buy five batches of pagnes "Hi Target", 15 handbags, 20 pairs of shoes, 3 batches of hair extensions, and various other items. She's married and the mother of one child.
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Cette femme a une formation de secrétaire, mais son revenu étant insuffisant, elle a abandonné son emploi en 2006 pour se lancer dans le commerce de détail de pagnes, chaussures, sacs dames, mèches et autres. Ce commerce lui a réussit très bien et elle a gagné de nouveaux clients grâce à son dynamisme. Elle fait face en ce moment à une demande élevée. Pour pouvoir satisfaire tous ses clients elle sollicite de WAGES un crédit pour l’achat de 05 lots de pagnes Hi Target, 15 sacs dames, 20 paires de chaussures, 03 lots de mèches et divers.
Elle est mariée et a un enfant.

Additional Information

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
  • $8,960,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 451.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Guinassoa to buy 5 batches of pagnes, 15 handbags, 20 pairs of shoes, 3 batches of hair extensions, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2010
Jan 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011