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Mawoutowou B., 42, is married and the mother of four children. For 6 years she has been tending a little stand where she sells cooking oil. She lives in Kpalimé, a town located about 120 kilometers from Lomé, the capital of Togo. Mawoutowou wishes to use this loan to purchase 15 tins of 25 liters of cooking oil for re-sale. The income from this activity will be used to support her family. Mawoutowou is requesting her third loan and the preceding ones she received were reimbursed in a timely manner.

Translated from French by Teresa Kramer, Kiva volunteer

Mawoutowou B. est âgée de 42 ans, mariée et mère de 4 enfants. Elle tient depuis 6 ans une baraque où elle vend des huiles alimentaires. Elle habite à Kpalimé, une ville située à environ 120 kilomètres de Lomé, la capitale togolaise. Mawoutowou souhaite par ce crédit, acheter 15 bidons de 25 litres d’huiles pour la revente. Les fruits de son activité lui permettront de subvenir aux besoins de sa famille. Mawoutowou est à son troisième crédit et ceux dont elle avait précédemment bénéficié ont été régulièrement remboursés.

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
  • 0
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  • $9,000,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 424.3
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Mawoutowou purchase 15 tins of 25 liters of cooking oil

Acheter 15 bidons de 25 litres d’huiles.

100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 9, 2008
Aug 19, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009