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A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase a new machine and lumber.

Kossi Joseph's story

Kossi Joseph K. was born in Davéli-Tsévié in 1973. The son of peasants, he used to spend all his time with his father in the fields, which prevented him from continuing his education beyond the 5th grade. Benefitting from the support of his village, he was able to learn woodturning. With an initial loan of $550 that he repaid in regular installments, he was able to open his own workshop, which he named «Aimons la Vie», that is, Let’s Love Life. Very energetic and of good conscience, he extended the reach of his business into certain villages near Tsévié. He is married and the father of three children. His wife got training in hairdressing with his help and support. An honest man, Joseph can be trusted, and he has efficiently mastered his business.

Mr. K. is requesting a loan of $1,500 which in part will serve to buy a new machine and to pay for boards. It will also serve to open a hairdressing salon for his wife. The will allow his wife to help with household expenses in order to better ensure the welfare of the entire family.

Translated from French by Daniel Kuey, Kiva Volunteer

Monsieur K. Kossi Joseph est née en 1973 à Davéli-Tsévié. Fils de paysans, il passait tout son temps à accompagner son père au champs ce qui à fait qu’il n’a pas pu continuer ses études au delà du cours primaire. Bénéficiant de l’appui de certains partenaires du village, il a pu apprendre le tournage du bois. Grâce à son premier crédit de $550 obtenu et régulièrement remboursé, il a pu ouvrir son propre atelier de travail. Très dynamique et de bonne foi, il a étendu son champ d’action dans certains villages proches de Tsévié. Marié, il est père de trois (03) enfants, il a su aider sa femme à se former à la coiffure. Honnête, Joseph est un homme de confiance qui gère avec efficacité ses affaires qu’il maîtrise assez bien.

Monsieur K. Kossi Joseph sollicite aujourd’hui, un crédit de $1500 va servir d’une part, à acheter une nouvelle machine et à payer les planches et d’autre part, à ouvrir un salon de coiffure pour sa femme. Ceci va permettre à sa femme de l’aider dans les dépenses du foyer afin de mieux assurer le bien-être de toute la famille.

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