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Total loan: $850
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Marie

Togo
Lomé, Togo / Food Production/Sales

A loan of $850 helped to build up a sufficient supply of cereals and charcoal.


Marie's story

Mrs. Marie O. is a 41 year old woman. She is married with three (03) children and one additional person in her care. Her husband, who was a driver for a local company, is currently unemployed, which makes his wife bear sole responsibility for household needs and the children\'s education. Despite her low level of education, she has successfully guided and managed a business which till now has allowed her to provide for the basic needs of her family. Her main activity is the preparation and sale of the corn-based stew ’Akassan,’ followed by the purchase and sale of charcoal. However, her financial means are very limited with regards to enlarging and developing her business, which could be very profitable if she had more steady loan capital.

Thus, she is asking for a loan of $850 which will allow her to build up a sufficient supply of cereals and characoal. This opportunity will allow her above all to provide for her household and for the educational needs of her children.

Translated from French by Vilas Menon, Kiva Volunteer.

Madame O. Marie est une femme de 41 ans, mariée et mère de trois (03) enfants et a une personne à charge. Son mari, qui était chauffeur dans une société de la place est actuellement au chômage obligeant sa femme à faire face seule aux charges familiales et à l’éducation des enfants. Malgré son niveau scolaire très bas, elle arrive à mener et à gérer des activités commerciales qui lui ont jusqu’à présent permis de subvenir aux besoins élémentaires de la famille. Son activité principale est la préparation et la vente de la bouillie « Akassan » à base de maïs, puis à l’achat et à la vente du charbon de bois. Mais ses moyens financiers son très limités pour accroître et développer ses activités qui pourraient lui être très rentables si elle disposait d’un fonds de commerce plus consistant.

Aussi, sollicite-t-elle un crédit de $875 lui permettant de constituer un stock suffisant de céréales et de charbon de bois. Cette opportunité lui permettra surtout de subvenir aux besoins d’éducation de ses enfants et aux charges familiales.


Loan details

Loan length:

15 months
Disbursed date: January 12, 2007

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Loan details

Loan length:

15 months
Disbursed date: January 12, 2007