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Afi
Afi A. is 50 years old and the married mother of a 26-year-old daughter. Her daughter helps her in their boutique, which is located in the central market of Adéta. Popular dress in Togo consists of a skirt and top cut and tailored from a length of fabric, and another length of fabric wrapped around the waist. These pieces of fabric, which are vibrantly colored and lightweight, are called pagnes. Selling pagnes is a popular business for women in Afi’s region, as they travel to Lomé, the capital, to purchase them to resell in the market in Adéta. With her loan Afi hopes to send her daughter to Lomé to buy more pagnes in various prints and colors to increase her stock. She also hopes that this trip will teach her daughter more about the business. With the revenue generated from this expansion, Afi will be able to continue to provide for her daughter and her husband.

Additional Information

About FECECAV

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

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,638,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 418.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Afi to buy more pagnes (West African fabrics).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Apr 24, 2008
Listed
Apr 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2009