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Yakoubou F. is 28 years old, married and the father of one. He lives and works in Adéta, Togo, a town located about 150 kilometers from the capital. To earn a living, Yakoubou purchases used motorcycles to repair and sell. The majority of people in this area do not own a car, and so, many people use motorcycles to get around because they are less expensive and easier to maintain. Motorcycle maintenance is a profitable enterprise because it is a service that is always in demand. With this loan, his second with FECECAV, Yakoubou would like to purchase another motorcycle to repair and sell. With the profit he will see, Mr. F. would like to improve the standard of living of his wife and child.

Translated from French to English by Kiva Volunteer, Kristin Connor.

Yakoubou F. est âgé de 28 ans marié et pére d’un enfant. Il habite et travaille à Adéta, Togo, une ville située à environ 150 kilomitres de la capitale. Pour gagner de l’argent, Yakoubou achète les motos usées pour les réparer et les revendre. La majorité des personnes ici ne possède pas de voiture, donc beaucoup de gens utilisent les motos pour déménager parce qu’ils sont moins chers et plus faciles à maintenir. La maintenance des motos est une entreprise bien profitable parce que le service est toujours demandé. Avec ce crédit, son deuxième de FECECAV, Yakoubou désire acheter une autre moto pour réparer et revendre. Par les profits qu’il va gagner, Monsieur F. va améliorer la qualité la vie de sa femme et de son enfant.

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
  • $8,857,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 417.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Yakoubou to purchase another motorcycle to repair and sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2008
May 2, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009