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Mrs. Abla A. is 42 years old, married and the mother of 7 children. Like many women in this part of Togo, she makes a living by smoking fish and re-selling her smoked fish to the local population. Her shop is in the central market of Avenonou, a small village located about 120 kilometers from Lomé, the capital of Togo. With this loan, Mrs. A. hopes to buy 10 cartons of fish to increase her stock. Also, with this loan she would like to build another pit to smoke more fish. She hopes to be able to participate more in meeting the needs of her family with the profits she will earn from the sale of her merchandise.

Translated from French by Teresa Kramer, Kiva volunteer

Madame A. Abla est âgée de 42 ans , mariée et mère de 7 enfants. Comme beaucoup de femmes dans cette localité, elle fume les poissons pour consommations et les vendre à la population. Son magasin de fumage se trouve dans le marché d’Avetonou , un petit village situé à environ 120 kilomètres de Lomé, la capitale togolaise. Avec ce crédit ,madame A. espère acheter 10 cartons de poissons pour grandir son étalage. Aussi aimerait – elle avoir ce crédit pour construire un second four pour le fumage des poissons. Elle souhaite avec ce crédit participer à la prise en charges des besoins de la famille par les profits qu’elle va dégager dans la vente de ses marchandises.

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
  • $8,849,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 419.9
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Abla purchase 10 cases of fish and construct a second pit for smoking fish

acheter 10 cartons de poissons et construire un second four.

100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2008
Mar 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009