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Antoinette A. is 32 years old and married. Her boutique is located in Adéta, Togo, a town about 150 kilometers from the capital. To make money, she purchases traditional skirts and kitchen utensils to resell. These are popular items and always in demand. This is Antoinette's first loan with FECECAV and with it she will be able to expand her stock selection and to see her business grow. She would like to use the loan to purchase more traditional style skirts and aluminum plates and bowls in the town of Lome which she will take back to Adéta to resell. She would appreciate the opportunity to improve her standard of living and to expand her business with this loan.

Translated by Kiva Volunteer, Kristin Connor.

Antoinette A. est âgée de 32 ans et mariée. Sa boutique est localisée à Adéta, Togo, une ville située à environ 150 kilomètres de la capitale. Pour gagner de l’argent, elle achète les pagnes et les ustensiles de cuisines pour revendre. Ces produits sont populaires et toujours demandés. Ce crédit est le premier pour Antoinette à FECECAV et elle attend d’être capable d’augmenter son stock et d’agrandir son entreprise. Elle désire utiliser l’argent pour acheter plus de pagnes, d’assiettes et des bols en aluminium de Lomé pour revendre à Adéta. Elle apprécie l’opportunité que ce crédit va lui donner pour améliorer la qualité de sa vie avec l’agrandissement de son entreprise.

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
  • 6
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,959,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 417.5
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Antoinette to purchase more traditional skirts and aluminum plates and bowls.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2008
May 2, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009