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Essi B. is 38 years old, married, and the mother of four children, who are all in school. She is a retail seller of vegetables at the marketplace in Adéta, a small village located about 150 km from Lomé, the Togolese capital. With this third loan, Essi wishes to buy tomatoes, chili peppers, and other ingredients for retail sale. This will enable her to earn more and thus improve her family's living conditions.

Translated from French by Daniel Kuey, Kiva volunteer

Essi B. est âgée de 38 ans, mariée et mère de 4 enfants tous à l’école. Elle revend des légumes au marché de Adeta nu petit village situé à environ 150 kilomètres de Lomé, la capitale togolaise. Avec ce troisième crédit, Essi souhaite acheter de la tomate, du piment, et autres ingrédients pour la revente. Ceci lui permettra de gagner plus et par là améliorer les conditions de vie de sa famille.

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
  • 11
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,894,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 421.6
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Essi to buy tomatoes, chilis, and other ingredients for retail sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2008
Jun 26, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009