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Akouvi S. is 34 years old, married, and the mother of three. In the photo, she is the person on the left. She has been a retail seller of ready-to-wear clothing for over ten years, and her merchandise is set up in the marketplace of Avetonou, a small village located about 100 km from Lomé, the Togolese capital. She wishes to use this loan to grow the capacity of her business by buying a lot more clothing for resale. The profit from her business will help her to better support her children.

Translated from French by Daniel Kuey, Kiva volunteer

Akouvi S. est âgée de 34 ans, mariée et mère de 3 enfants. Dans la photo, elle est la personne située à gauche. Elle revendeuse des habits prêts-à-porter depuis plus de 10 ans et installe ses marchandises au marché d’Avetonou, un petit village situé à environ 100 kilomètres de Lomé, la capitale togolaise. Elle souhaite, avec ce crédit accroître la capacité de son activité en achetant beaucoup plus d’habits pour la revente. Les profits de son activité l’aideront à mieux supporter ses enfants.

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
  • 1
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,858,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 422.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Akouvi to buy a lot more clothing for retail sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2008
Jun 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009