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Mrs. Afivi Gbéka is 46 years old, a widow and a mother of five children. She has been selling sandals for 8 years. She buys sandals wholesale in Lomé and individually resells them at the local markets. Thanks to this small business, she manages to take care of her family's needs. This loan will enable her to increase her stock.

Translated from French by Ivana Kostic, Kiva Volunteer.

Mme Afivi Gbéka est âgée de 46 ans , veuve et mère de 5 enfants .Elle exerce le commerce des sandalettes depuis 8 ans . Elle achète ses sandalettes en gros à Lomé pour les revendre en détail dans les marchés locaux .Avec cette activité elle arrive à faire face aux charges de sa famille. Le présent crédit lui permettra d’augmenter son stock

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
  • $9,000,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 445.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Afivi wholesale purchase of sandals in Lomé and individual resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2008
Mar 3, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009