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Eleven years ago, Agossi left her home in Togo to move to New York with the dream of owning her own business. Although she had experience selling jewelry in her home country, she faced many obstacles trying to start her own business in the United States.

Agossi worked hard to overcome these challenges, even taking classes to earn an entrepreneurship certificate at Lehman College. Four years ago she was finally able to open Sedak #1, a wholesale jewelry business. Currently, Agossi buys jewelry from China and sells it to several retailers throughout the state. She would love to start importing from other regions of the world, especially her homeland of North Africa. She believes there would be a significant market in New York for this traditional style of jewelry, but lacks the capital to make the initial investment.

With your help, Agossi would be able to purchase more jewelry and expand the designs that she can offer. Help Agossi expand her business and share her culture with the women who purchase her jewelery!


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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
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  • $12,982,700
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Agossi to purchase more merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 22, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014