A loan of $1,075 helped to fix up his workshop and to sell used tires.

Messan's story

A tire mechanic by trade, Mr. Messan A. was born in 1969 in Aného. Residing in Kpémé where he practices his trade, he is well-recognized by all and in high demand in town. He is married and the father of three children, whose future he holds dearly to heart. Furthermore, all his efforts go towards providing for their needs and to ensure a better tomorrow for them. But his very limited means is a serious handicap to all of his plans. And the loans gotten from loan-sharks drag him lower and lower into poverty.

To rehabilitate his workshop and to serve his customers better, he is requesting financing to equip his shop and to get resupplied in highly sought-after tires, locally. Such diversification of his business will enable him to increase his income.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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