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Akouavi, age 36, is married to a male nurse and has two children to support. One of them attends school. The oldest is 8, and the youngest is 2. She has been working as a pagnes (colorful African cloth) reseller since 1998. She gets her supplies at the market, and resells as a street peddler.

Akouavi is seeking her first loan from Kiva's partner, WAGES, in order to buy pagnes. She wants to reinvest her profits in her business. In the forthcoming years, she would like to bolster her business by selling other items. She says that she intends to use her profits to ensure the well-being of her family.
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Akouavi est une femme âgé(e) de 36ans. Elle est mariée å un infirmier avec 02 enfants en charge. 01 enfant est scolarisé. Le premier a 08 ans et le dernier a 02ans.
Akouavi travaille comme revendeuse de pagnes depuis 1998. Elle vend de façon ambulante à ses clients dans la ville de Lomé après avoir acheté au marché.
Akouavi a requis son premier crédit de WAGES afin d’acheter des pagnes. Elle veut réinvestir dans l’activité avec les profits réalisés.
Dans les prochaines années, Akouavi voudrait élargir son activité en ajoutant d’autres choses. Elle dit qu’avec les profits, Elle prévoit assurer le bien être de sa 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
  • 13
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $9,000,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 476.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD