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Abla is a 48-year-old widow living with her two children, aged 16 and 23, who are both in school. Since 1998, she has been selling 'pagnes' (the colorful cloth of western Africa) of different qualities on the front patio of her house. She employs one person currently helping her with her work.

Abla is requesting her third loan from WAGES to increase her inventory and her selection of 'pagne' cloth. She plans to use the profits she will make to start building a shop in her house. She hopes that developing her business will ensure her family's well-being.
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Abla est une veuve de 48 ans, elle vit avec ses deux enfants de 16 et 23 ans, tous deux scolarisés. Depuis 1998, elle vend des pagnes de différentes qualités sur le parvis de sa maison. Elle emploie à ce jour une personne pour l'aider dans son travail. Elle sollicite son troisième crédit auprès de Wages afin d'augmenter son stock et son choix de pagnes. Elle projette d'utiliser les profits qu'elle réalisera pour commencer la construction d'une boutique dans sa maison. Elle espère que le développement de son activité assurera 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
  • 3
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $9,020,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 526.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD