A loan of $275 helped to buy a bale of second-hand shirts.


Tatiana Joella's story

Tatiana is a 29-years-old divorcée, who has two children of nine and four years old in her care; both the children attend school. The children's father does not pay her any alimony. In order to provide for the family's daily needs, Tatiana is obliged to work hard. Apart from her main source of income which is the sale of second-hand clothing, she also works as a washerwoman in her spare time.

Selling second-hand clothing requires getting good-quality and diverse products in order to attract passers-by. In order to be able to do this she has requested a loan to buy a bale of second-hand shirts. Her aim is to have a stable source of income in order to pay her for her children's education.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras


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