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Albertine A., 28, is married and the mother of three children. She works as a seamstress in Adéta, a village located about 150 kilometers from Lomé, the capital of Togo. Albertine wants to use this loan to purchase a sewing machine, cloth, and some lengths of wax print fabric so that she will be able to expand her business activity. The profit that her business will make will allow her to support her family.

Translated from French by Teresa Kramer, Kiva volunteer

Albertine A. est âgée de 28 ans, mariée et mère de 3 enfants. Elle exerce l’activité de couture à Adéta, un village situé à environ 150 kilomètres de Lomé, la capitale togolaise. Albertine désire, avec ce crédit, acheter une machine à coudre, des tissus et des pagnes pour accroître la capacité de son métier. Les profits qu’engendrera son activité lui permettront de satisfaire les besoins de sa 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
  • 0
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    Togo Loans Fundraising
  • $9,000,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 422.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Albertine purchase a sewing machine, cloth, and lengths of wax print fabric

Acheter une machine à coudre, des tissus et des pagnes.

100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2008
Jul 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009