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Komi Semanou
A 26 year-old single man, Komi fights daily to find ways to make a living. Since 2000, he travels to Accra (in Ghana, a neighboring country) to purchase second-hand fashionable shoes to resell here in Lome. If required by his job as a reseller, he also procures his products locally as is necessary.

He will use this first loan to purchase shoes to satisfy an ever-growing demand, so that he can turn a profit to better take care of his future family.
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Célibataire de 26 ans, koami se bat au quotidien pour trouver son gagne –pain. Depuis 2000 il voyage sur Accra(GHANA) un pays frontalier du pays pour acheter de la friperie de chaussure à la mode pour revendre ici à Lomé pour les besoins de son métier de revendeur, il s’approvisionne aussi sur place quand le besoin se fait sentir. Ce premier prêt lui servira à acheter des chaussures pour répondre à la demande sans cesse croissante, afin d’avoir de profit pour s’occuper mieux de sa future famille.

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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
  • 8
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $9,000,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 461.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD