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Ama T. is 52, married, and mother of 5 children. She sells yams in Adeta, a village located about 150 km from Lomé, the capital of Togo. She has been in this business for more than 6 years and is hoping with this, her second loan from FECECAV, to bolster her business by buying yams in the surrounding villages for re-sale. She also hopes to rent a place to store her merchandise. The increased sales will allow her to provide better for the needs of her children. Ama is the one who is wearing a pink bodice.
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Ama T. est âgée de 52 ans, mariée et mère de 5 enfants. Elle est revendeuse d’ignames à Adeta, un village situé à environ 150 kilomètres de Lomé, la capitale togolaise. Elle exerce cette activité plus depuis plus de 6 ans et souhaite par ce deuxième crédit de FECECAV, augmenter la capacité de son commerce en achetant des ignames dans des villages environnants pour la revente et aussi louer un magasin pour le stockage de ses marchandises. Les gains de ses ventes lui permettront de mieux subvenir aux besoins de ses enfants. Ama est celle habillée en corsage rose.

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
  • 449.8
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Ama buy yams in the surrounding villages and rent a place to store her merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2008
Sep 2, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009