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Komla K. is 32 years old, singe and has no children. He is a merchant who sells second hand clothes in Kpalime, a town located around 120 kilometers from Lome, the capital of Togo. He would like this loan to expand his commercial capacity and purchase 5 large bags of second hand clothes and graduate to larger deliveries to his business as until now he has only worked with smaller quantities of product. With the profits, Komla would like to help support his two younger brothers.

Translated from French to English by Kiva Volunteer, Kristin Connor.

Komla K. est âgé de 32 ans, célibataire sans enfants. Il est revendeur de friperies à Kpalimé, une ville située à environ 120 kilomètres de Lomé, la capitale togolaise. Il souhaite par ce crédit élargir la capacité de son commerce en achetant 5 balles de friperies afin de procéder à des livraisons en gros, puisque, jusque là, il est un détaillant. Avec Les bénéfices de ses ventes, Komla arrivera à subvenir à ses propres besoins et de ceux de ses petits frères

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
  • 5
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $8,960,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 426.4
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Komla to purchase 5 large bags of second hand clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2008
Jun 28, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009