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Kossiwa L. is an exceptionally hard-working illiterate woman of 48 years of age. She is married and is mother to 8 children. Her husband is a poor peasant with no means of reliable income. Kossiwa sells produce of all kinds, specializing in dried red hot chili peppers (yes, red hot chili peppers! [piments]. This industry thrives during periods of drought or between rainy seasons. The areas where the peppers are grown is far from her home. She is asking for $1200 in order for her to buy at a quantity discount and sell at a greater profit. She plans to repay the loan within 12 months.

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  • $1,500
    Average annual income
  • 6
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  • $9,031,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Kossiwa purchase, Stock and Sale of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS!.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2007
Mar 5, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 8, 2008