A loan of $475 helped to buy vests and second-hand shirts.


Clarisse's story

At 53, Clarisse is a widow with four children, all of whom are married. Clarisse has bought and sold vests, ties, and second-hand clothing for a decade now.

This business needs a capital in order to purchase a sufficient stock to respond to the needs of her clients. This is her ninth loan to increase her stock of vests and second-hand shirts. These products are sold in one of the markets in the capital.

Clarisse plans to have a fixed point of sale in the future, to allow for the progressive development of her business.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Rebecca Smith.


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