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Update on Amidatou

An itinerant retailer of sheets, scarves and shoes, Amidatou takes heart in caring for her three young children.

However she and her husband need to increase their income to meet their needs. She wants to increase her stock so she can sell more and eventually open a real store.

With funding obtained from WAGES through Kiva she would be able to afford this dream.
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Revendeuse ambulante de draps, foulards et chaussures, Amidatou a à cœur de prendre soin de ses trois jeunes enfants. Mais elle a besoin d’accroitre ses revenus pour subvenir à leurs besoins, avec son mari. Elle veut être capable d’acheter davantage de stock afin de vendre davantage et peut-être, à terme, d’ouvrir une véritable boutique. Grâce aux fonds que pourrait lui prêter WAGES grâce à Kiva, elle aurait les moyens de réaliser ce rêve.

Previous Loan Details

Amidatou has been selling fabrics, pagnes (colorful West African cloths) and haberdasheries for one year. She gets her supplies at the Great Market in Lomé and resells at the market in Akodessewa. She is married to a merchant and is the mother of two children. This loan will enable her to boost... More from Amidatou's previous loan »

Additional Information

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!

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Togo

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $9,030,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 501.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD