Gloria A. is 33 years old and the married mother of 3 children. Two of her children are in school and her youngest, shown here, goes to work with her everyday. To provide for her family, Gloria sells a variety of medications in her village. She lives in Wome, a small town approximately 130 kilometers from Lomé, the Togolese capital. She carries the two baskets pictured here on her head and walks throughout the village market selling her products. Gloria hopes to use this loan from Kiva to travel to the capital and restock her inventory, as more medications are now becoming available in Lomé. Gloria contributes to the medical needs of her community and with the profits that she will earn from her business, she can improve her family’s quality of life.
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.