Togo - IADES
Togo ranks 168th out of 188 countries for one of the worst places for women to live, so it's no surprise that IADES focus is on providing 90% of it's loans to women. Based in Lomé, the capital of Togo, they are a not for profit MFI (Micro finance institution) working towards improving the lives of the poor, especially women. They offer microloans. savings plans, business training and accountancy to farmers, traders and those engaged in animal husbandry. IADES also considers it important to provide health education on preventing AIDS, malaria and other diseases to improve the health among the disadvantaged.