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Afi K. is 34 years old, married, and the mother of three. She is a food retailer in the marketplace in Adéta, a village located about 150 km from Lomé, the Togolese capital. She is a specialist in making "pâte", a traditional dish that is consumed by the entire local population. With this loan, her second from FECECAV, Ms. K. hopes to buy corn and some indispensable ingredients for making it. The profits that will be earned from her sales will enable her to support her children and to improve their living conditions.

Translated from French by Daniel Kuey, Kiva volunteer

Madame Afi K. est âgée de 34 ans, mariée et mère de 3 enfants. Elle est revendeuse de nourriture au marché d’Adéta, un village situé à environ 150 kilomètres de Lomé, la capitale Togolaise. Elle est spécialisée dans la préparation de « la pâte, » un plat traditionnel consommé par toute la population locale. Avec ce crédit, son deuxième de FECECAV, Madame K. espère acheter du maïs, et des ingrédients indispensables à la préparation. Les profits qui se dégageront de ses ventes lui permettront de supporter ses enfants et améliorer leurs conditions de vie.

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
  • 12
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,894,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 424.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Afi to buy ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 7, 2008
Jun 19, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010