A loan of $975 helped making ready-to-wear clothing.


Yoro's story

Mr. Yoro D., 35, is a young tailor who lives in Nimzatt in the Guediawaye area. He is responsible for a family, married, the father of two children. He is also responsible for two other relatives who are his wards.

Since he did not succeed in his studies, he took up an apprenticeship as a tailor which is an activity he chose because he loves it. Thus, since 1994, he has been working full time at this trade, and four years ago he got his own workshop. He makes ready-to-wear and "boubous" (long flowing traditional robes worn by men and women) which are much in demand among Nigerians.

Mr. D. has been a member of the Baye Laye branch since May 2010. He is requesting a loan of 500,000 francs which will be totally used to fund the creation of ready-to-wear. This loan will bolster the working capital of Mr. D., who will then be able to meet the ever-growing demand of his clientele. The increase in profit will allow him to better support his family.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Teresa Kramer



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