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Mr. Koami A. was born on December 31, 1976 in Zanguéra in the Golfe prefecture. He is married and the father of one child. Since 2006, he has sold spare auto parts at his store in Lomé, and has clients from many neighborhoods in Lomé. His occupation involves purchasing unusable vehicles in order to dismantle them and display the parts in his store.
He is requesting this, his first loan, to buy 50 tires and twenty shock absorbers, which will allow him to meet his clients' demands and turn a considerable profit.

Translated from French by Jonah Durning-Hammond, Kiva volunteer.

Monsieur A. Koami est né le 31 décembre 1976 à Zanguéra dans la préfecture de Golfe. Il est marié et père d’un enfant. Il est revendeur de pièces de rechange de véhicule dans son magasin situé à Lomé. Il a commencé cette activité depuis 2006 et a plusieurs clients provenant de différents quartiers de Lomé. Son commerce consiste à acheter des véhicules inutilisables afin de les dépiécer et de pouvoir l’exposer dans son magasin.
Il sollicite ce premier crédit pour acheter 50 pneus et 20 amortisseurs de véhicule afin de pouvoir bien satisfaire ses clients et de tirer beaucoup de bénéfice.

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About Togo

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,750,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 439.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Koami purchase of 50 tires and 20 shock absorbers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 16, 2008
Oct 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 16, 2009