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Kossi A., 29, is married and the father of two children. He is a mechanic and auto body repairman in Avetonou, a little village situated about 100 kilometers from Lomé, the capital of Togo. The loan will allow him to purchase some tools and to make improvements on his garage so as to attract more clients. In this way, Kossi will earn more money and be able to improve living conditions for his family.

Translated from French by Teresa Kramer, Kiva volunteer

Kossi A. est âgé de 29 ans, marié et père de 2 enfants. Il est mécanicien soudeur à Avetonou, un petit village situé à environ 100 kilomètres de Lomé, la capitale togolaise. Le crédit lui permettra d’acheter des outils de travail et d’aménager son garage pour attirer plus de clients. Ce faisant, monsieur Kossi gagnera plus d’argent pour 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
  • 8
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,894,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 422.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Kossi purchase tools and upgrade his garage

Acheter des outils de travail et aménager son garage.

100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 2, 2008
Aug 19, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009