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A loan of $1,175 helped to buy a washer, irons, and laundry detergents.


Kossi's story

Kossi is 41 years old. He is married to a reseller, and the couple have four children aged 3 to 15 who all go to school.

Kossi has been a laundry worker since 1997. He works out of his shop with seven helpers to assist him.

Kossi is seeking a second loan from WAGES to buy a washer, irons, and laundry detergents.

In the coming years, he would like to open other service locations and provide for his family’s well-being.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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