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Abla is married, has four children, and lives in the Adidogomé neighborhood. She is 37 years of age, and has worked in small-scale retail since she was a child. She gained a lot of experience from her mother, who is a reseller of general products.

In 2011 Abla decided to create her own small food business in front of her home. As she did not have enough resources, she started off by just selling akassa or akpan [steamed balls of fermented corn mush]. She gets her supplies in Adidogomé market. Due to the enthusiasm for her business in the area, Abla had the idea of starting to also sell beans. Her business is doing well, as she has integrated the financial and social education she received from Assilassime into her daily practices. The loan she has requested will allow her to buy two bags of charcoal, ten bowls of beans and one drum of vegetable oil.
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Mariée et mère de 4 enfants, Abla est une femme qui habite le quartier Adidogomé. Elle est âgée de 37 ans. Elle a commencé le petit commerce depuis son enfant et a acquis beaucoup d’expérience auprès de sa maman qui est une revendeuse des produits génériques.
En 2011, elle a décidé de créer sa propre petite entreprise de restauration à la devanture de sa maison. Vu qu’elle n’a pas assez de moyen, elle a démarré par la vente des boules d’akassan « Akpan ». Elle s’approvisionne dans le marché d’Adidogomé.
Vu l’engouement qu’il y a au tour de son petit commerce l’idée lui est venu d’y associer la restauration du haricot. Son activité marche bien puisqu’elle intègre les formations économiques et sociales qu’elle reçoit auprès de ASSILASSIME dans ses pratiques quotidiennes.

Ce crédit qu’elle sollicite lui permettra d’acheter 2 sacs de charbon de bois, 10 bol du haricot et 1 bidon d’huile végétale.

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About Assilassimé

Assilassimé Solidarité (“Hand in Hand” in Ewe, the local language) is a nonprofit microfinance institution in Togo founded in 2012. The organization is distinguished in the Togolese microfinance landscape because it offers services only to vulnerable individuals in the Lomé area, particularly the disabled, single mothers, sex workers, people living with HIV, and widows. Kiva loans made through Assilassimé help some of Togo’s most vulnerable people, including the very poor, to start or grow businesses and establish stable livelihoods.

Because Assilassimé is a young microfinance institution that has yet to establish a track record, loans made through this organization carry a higher level of risk than typical loans on Kiva.

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
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  • $9,026,400
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  • 501.1
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $125 helped Abla to buy two bags of charcoal, ten bowls of beans and one drum of vegetable oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 22, 2013