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Jun 17, 2016 3:00 PM ET

Archived: Togo: A loan of $150 helps Madeleine to buy four dozen pairs of tights and five dozen other garments.

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 17, 2016




Adidogomé, Togo / Clothing Sales




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Madeleine’s story

Madeleine is a widow aged 46. She lives in the Adidogomé neighborhood and is responsible for two children. She is an itinerant seller of clothing. She renews her supplies three times a month.

Madeleine is requesting this loan to buy several dozen pairs of tights and some other clothing. She is intending to grow her profit margin so as to enjoy financial autonomy and care for the children.





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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa KramerView original language description


This loan is special because:

It supports additional loans for vulnerable populations.


Elizabeth Davidson
Kiva staff


More about this loan


About Assilassimé Solidarité:

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.


A loan of $150 helps Madeleine to buy four dozen pairs of tights and five dozen other garments.



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