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Mr. Koku G., 39, was born in Agou Akplolo, is married and the father of 3 children. He lives in Lomé. He is a professionally trained auto mechanic. Lacking the financial means to have his own garage and at the same time wanting to be his own boss, in 1995, he used the meager means at his disposal to begin selling spare parts for cars and motorcycles. In the meantime, he specializes in selling tires, but has also continued to sell some vital spare parts.

What’s unique about Mr. G.’s business is that he puts his knowledge of auto mechanics to good use in counseling his customers, which makes for a sort of after-sales service. This first loan that he is requesting will allow him to buy 150 tires to fill an order.

Translated from French by Teresa Kramer, Kiva volunteer

Né a Agou Akplolo, Monsieur G. Koku, a 39 ans est marié et père de trois enfants. Il vit à Lomé. Comme formation professionnelle il a fait la mécanique auto. Par faute de fond pour avoir son propre garage, et aussi avec le désir d’être son propre chef, il a commencé avec le peu de moyen qu’il disposait à faire le commerce des diverses pièces détachées pour voiture et moto depuis 1995. Au fil des temps il s’est spécialisé dans la vente de pneus sans toute fois laisser la vente de quelques pièces nécessaires.

La particularité du commerce de monsieur G., c’est qu’il use de ses connaissances en mécanique pour conseiller ses clients, ce qui constitue un service après vente. Ce premier crédit lui permettra de d’acheter 150 pneus pour répondre a une commande.

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About Women and Associations for Gain both Economic and Social

This loan is administered by Women and Associations for Gain both Economic and Social (WAGES), Togo’s second-largest microfinance institution. Along with a wide range of savings and loan products, WAGES offers its clients training programs in basic literacy, health care (HIV/AIDS and malaria), and business-related subjects (business management, marketing, accounting). You can show your support for WAGES by joining its lending team!

About Togo

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,750,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 418.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Koku purchase of tires

Achat de pneus.

100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2008
Sep 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009