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Mrs. Komi A. is 29 years old, married and the mother of one child. In order to earn money she runs a small general store with her husband in Adeta, a town located about 150 kilometers from Lomé, the Togolese capital. Together she and her husband sell a variety of goods. With this loan, their second from FECECAV, they are hoping to stock their shop with flashlights and batteries, cell phone credit recharge cards, matches, and other products. With income from their business they can improve their family’s standard of living.

Translated from French by Liana Bianchi, Kiva Volunteer

Madame Komi A. est âgée de 29 ans, mariée et mère d’un enfant. Pour gagner de l’argent elle opère un petit marché général avec son mari à Adéta, un village situé à environ 150 kilomètres de Lomé, la capitale Togolaise. Ensemble, elle et son mari vendent une variété des produits. Avec ce crédit, leur deuxième de FECECAV, ils espèrent approvisionner leur boutique en achetant les torches et les batteries, les cartes de recharges, les allumettes et autres produits. Par les revenus de leur activité, ils peuvent améliorer les conditions de vie de leur famille.

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
  • 8
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,957,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 424.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Komi stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010