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Kossigan
Mr. Kossigan A. was born in Tohoun Togo on 12 December, 1975. After grade school he emigrated to Benin in order to learn to be a mechanic which he never practiced due to the lack of opportunity. He is married and has two children. He struggles daily to provide for the needs of his small family by doing odd jobs. His hopes lay in a new enterprise he undertook with his cousin selling parts to motorcycles and scooters. Through this small business Mr. A. has acquired a significant amount of experience to open his own shop.


Today, for better or worse, his shop is able to stay open, but only through great difficulty. This is why he is asking for a loan of $1200 to buy bulk quantities of loose motorcycle parts in order to better satisfy his customers.


Given the courage, devotion and especially the experience of this young man, this loan will provide him with a "second wind" as he struggles to manage his shop and will enable him to improve his currently precarious economic situation.

Translated from French by Chloé Tuot, a Kiva Volunteer.



Monsieur A. Kossigan est né à Tohoun dans le Moyen Mono le 12 décembre 1975. Après ses études primaires, il émigra au Bénin pour apprendre la mécanique qu’il n’a pas eu le temps d’exercer faute de moyen financier. Marié et père de deux enfants, il doit fermement lutter pour subvenir aux besoins de sa famille à travers de petites activités occasionnelles.
Son espoir viendra d’un cousin qui lui proposa de gérer sa boutique de vente de pièces détachées pour engins à deux roues. C’est dans la gestion de cette affaire qu’il acquiert son expérience et décida lui-même d’ouvrir sa propre boutique.


Aujourd’hui tant bien que mal, il arrive à émerger mais, faute de moyens suffisants, le démarrage est très difficile. C’est pourquoi il sollicite un appui financier de $1200 pour renforcer son commerce par l’achat en gros des pièces détachées afin de pouvoir satisfaire ses clients.
Vu le courage, le dévouement et surtout l’expérience de ce jeune homme, ce financement lui donnera un second souffle dans la gestion de son commerce et lui permettra surtout de sortir de sa situation économique très précaires.

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  • $1,700
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Kossigan motorcycle parts shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Apr 18, 2007
Listed
Apr 3, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 13, 2008