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Abra A., age 38, is married and the mother of two. Her main business is selling 'pagne' cloth (colorful fabrics) and boubou (traditional clothing) in the Agoè district in Lomé. She is a traveling salesperson and sells from district to district, such that she travels 12 km per day on average.

She is a loyal client of WAGES and once obtained a loan that enabled her to increase her sales figures. After a prompt repayment of her first loan, she requesting a loan of 500,000 francs CFA to buy 35 pieces of traditional pagne cloth.

Translated from French by Daniel Kuey, Kiva volunteer

Agée de 38 ans, Madame A. Abra est mariée et mère de 2 enfants. Elle a pour activité principale la vente de pagne et de boubou dans le quartier d’Agoè à Lomé. Elle est une revendeuse ambulante et vend de quartier en quartier ce qui fait qu’elle parcourt en moyenne 12Km par jour.

Elle est un client fidèle de WAGES et a une fois obtenu du crédit qui lui a permis d’augmenter son chiffre d’affaires. Après un prompt remboursement de son premier crédit, elle sollicite un crédit de 500.000FCFA pour acheter 35 pièces de pagnes traditionnels

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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
  • 6
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  • $8,959,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 424.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD