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A 50-year-old man, Mr. Koku is married to a clothier, and he is the father of four children. The two youngest (15 and 10) are in school. Mr. Koku learned how to sew as a trade and is now specialized in embroidery. Upon finishing his apprenticeship, he opened his own workshop in 1985. In addition to his main work, he sells damask fabrics retail. To bolster his stock, he is taking out his first loan from WAGES. The profits will enable him to improve his family's living conditions and to make his business sustainable.
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Homme de 50ans, Mr Koku est marié à une couturière et père de 04 enfants. Les deux plus jeunes (25 et 10ans) sont scolarisés. Il a appris comme métier la couture et s’est plus spécialisé dans la broderie. A la fin de son apprentissage, il a ouvert son atelier en 1985. En plus de son activité principale, il revend bazins. Pour renforcer son stock, il fait sa toute première demande à WAGES. Le profit permettra d’améliorer les conditions de vie de la famille et rendre pérenne l’activité.

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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
  • 2
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $9,020,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 489.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD