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Mansa K. is 54 years old, married, and the mother of five. She has been a retailer of pagnes (colorful West African cloth) since 2001 at the grand marketplace of Kpalimé, a city about 120 km from Lomé, the Togolese capital. She wishes to use this loan, her fourth one with FECECAV, to expand her commerce by buying different ranges of pagnes. This chance will allow her to increase her turnover and consequently her profit, out of which living conditions improve.
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Mansa K. est âgée de 54 ans, mariée et mère de 5 enfants. Elle est revendeuse de pagnes depuis 2001 au grand marché de Kpalimé, une ville à environ 120 kilomètres de Lomé, la capitale togolaise. Elle souhaite avec ce crédit, le quatrième à FECECAV accroître la taille de son commerce en achetant des pagnes de différentes gammes. Cette chance lui permettra d’accroître son chiffre d’affaires et par conséquent ses profits, source d’amélioration des conditions de vie.

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
  • 516.0
    Communauté Financière Africaine Francs BCEAO (XOF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Mansa to buy pagnes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2008
Dec 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010