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Ayawa, aged 43, is the mother of family in the BE district in downtown Lomé, Togo. With four children to support, she has also been a merchant since 1992 selling grocery items. She has some difficulties responding to the different needs of her significant and diversified customer base, since she lacks an adequate inventory.

After having attended a training meeting on managing inventory, she is requesting a loan to increase her inventory of corn, rice, sugar, and more. The profit from her business will enable her to help out her husband in covering household expenses.
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Agée de 43 ans, Ayawa est une mère de famille vivant dans le quartier BE au centre ville de Lomé au Togo. Avec 4 enfants à charge, Ayawa est aussi commerçante depuis 1992 de produits alimentaires. Elle a des difficultés à répondre aux différents besoins de sa clientèle importante et diversifiée faute de stock de produit insuffisant.
Apres avoir suivi la séance de formation sur la gestion du stock, elle sollicite un crédit pour augmenter sont stock de maïs, de riz, du sucre et autres. Le bénéfice de son activité lui permettra d’aider son mari dans les dépenses du ménage

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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.


About Togo

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 8
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,957,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 481.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Ayawa to purchase 2 sacks of corn, 2 sacks of rice, and 2 sacks of sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2014
May 31, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 25, 2014