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Yawa C., age 38, has been a seamstress for over a decade. Married and the mother of six, she has seven apprentices and specializes in women's fashions. Given the funds, she would buy five sewing machines and get training in men's fashions in order to serve both genders. She would also like to buy cloth for resale to her customers, so that their options for clothing are more easily decided.

Translated from French by Dan Kuey, Kiva volunteer.

Madame Yawa C. est couturière depuis plus d’une décennie. Elle a 07 apprenties et est spécialisée en couture dame. Mariée et mère de 06 enfants, madame Yawa est âgée de 38 ans. Elle souhaite par ces fonds, acheter 05 machines à coudre, suivre une formation en couture homme afin d’embrasser les deux sexes et d’acheter des tissus pour la revente à ses clients pour leur faciliter le choix du tissu à coudre.

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
  • 0
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,999,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 441.2
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Yawa to buy 5 sewing machines and 2 bales of cloth for resale and to renovate her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2008
Jan 15, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009