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Yawa Assalé is 32 years old, married and has three (03) children. Her husband barely gets by and has an irregular income. She buys sandals in the grand market in Lomé at wholesale prices, and then re-sells them at retail prices in the local market. She has been running this business for more than three years. The current loan will allow her to increase her stock in order to satisfy the demands of her clientele, and also to increase her income in order to continue contributing to the needs of her family.

Translated from French by Vilas Menon, Kiva Volunteer

Yawa Assalé est mariée et mère de 03 enfants et est agée de 32ans.Son mari se débrouille et a un revenu irrégulier. Elle achète des sandalettes au grand marché de Lomé en demi-gros qu'elle revend en détail au marché local. Elle exercerce cette activité depuis plus de trois ans. Le présent emprunt lui permettra d'augmenter son stock afin de satisfaire les demandes de sa clientèle et augmenter son revenu afin de continuer à aider les charges familiales

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
  • 9
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $9,031,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 447.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Yawa to buy sandals in Lomé for resale in Adéta.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 7, 2008
Feb 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009