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Essi A. is 35 years old, married and the mother of 3 children. For more than 6 years, she has worked as a grain seller in Avetonou, a village located approximately 100 kilometers from Lomé, the capital of Togo. With this loan she wishes to purchase corn, millets, rice and beans to resell. The profits from her sales will allow her to better support the needs of her family.

Translated from French by Allana Carlyle, Kiva volunteer.

Essi A. est âgée de 35 ans, mariée et mère de 3 enfants. Elle est revendeuse de céréales, depuis plus de 6 ans, à Avetonou, un village situé à environ 100 kilomètres de Lomé, la capitale togolaise. Elle souhaite par ce crédit acheter du maïs, du mil, du riz et du haricot pour la revente. Les profits de ses ventes lui permettront de mieux subvenir aux besoins de 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
  • $8,894,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 440.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Essi the purchase of corn, millets, rice and beans for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2008
Aug 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009