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Essi is a 32-year-old woman who is married to a mechanic in a local company. She has a 2-year-old child, who is not in school. Essi works as a hairdresser and has included with this business the sale of charcoal (a fuel used by Togolese women) and corn. She sells to everybody from out of her house.

Essi has requested her first loan from WAGES to buy sacks of charcoal and corn. She wants to reinvest in her business by using the profits she makes. In the next few years, Essi would like to increase her level of business.
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Essi est une femme âgé(e) de 32 ans. Elle est mariée å un technicien dans une société de la place. Elle a 01 enfant âgé de 02ans non scolarisé.
Essi travaille comme coiffeuse et ajoute à cette activité la vente de charbons de bois (un combustible utilisé par les femmes togolaise) et du mais. Elle vend à tout le monde à la maison.
Essi a requis son premier cycle de prêt à WAGES afin d’acheter des sacs de charbons et du maïs. Elle veut réinvestir dans l’activité avec les profits réalisés.
Dans les prochaines années, Essi voudrait augmenter son niveau d’activité.

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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
  • 11
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $9,030,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 473.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD