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For the past 10 years, Mr. Kokou FOLITSE has been working as a carpenter. He is married to two women and is a 32 year old father of six children. Thanks to his bravery and the quality of his furniture pieces, he has gained the confidence of the majority of the population. Thanks to the income from his business, he can provide for the needs of his family and manages to save. With this loan, he would like to buy a hundred boards and 50 chevrons in order to continue to make his furniture masterpieces.

Translated from French by Ivana Kostic, Kiva Volunteer.

Depuis 10 ans monsieur Kokou FOLITSE exerce l’activité de menuiserie. Il est marié de deux femmes et est père de 06 enfants et âgé de 32 ans. Grâce à sa bravoure et à la qualité de ses meubles il a gagné la confiance de la plupart de la population. Grâce aux revenus de son activité, il subvient aux besoins de sa famille et arrive à épargner. Il désire par ce crédit acheter une centaine de planches et 50 chevrons pour l’exécution de ses œuvres.

Additional Information


FECECAV is a cooperative union registered in 1997. Its mission is to serve the financial needs of local people who have been excluded from the traditional financial system. It serves more than 50,000 members in the Plateau and Maritime regions of Togo. FECECAV is a not-for-profit organization.

About Togo

  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,894,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 441.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Kokou purchase of 100 boards and 50 chevrons to make furniture and resell it on the market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2008
Jan 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009