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Akou A., age 29, is married and the mother of two. She has been in this business for three years. Using the income from it, she has covered the costs of schooling for her second child. She would like to use this loan to increase the size of her business by buying 25 bowls, some plates and kitchen utensils, and 5 bolts of pagnes (colorful printed fabrics) to sell.

Translated from French by Dan Kuey, Kiva Volunteer

Agée de 29 ans, madame Akou A. est mariée et mère de 02 enfants. Elle exerce cette
activité depuis 03 ans, et par les revenus de son activité, elle a pris en charges les frais scolaires de son deuxième enfant. Elle désire par ces fonds augmenter la taille de son commerce en achetant 25 bassines, des assiettes, des ustensiles de cuisine et 05 balles de pagnes pour la revente.

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
  • 3
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,854,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 450.7
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Akou to buy 25 bowls, some plates and kitchen utensils, and 5 bolts of pagnes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 2, 2008
Feb 16, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009