A loan of $525 helped to buy jackets, shirts, ties, pullover, pullovers, trousers, jeans.

Simplis Eroman's story

Simplis Eroman K. M., age 36, is unmarried and without children. He couldn't find a job after finishing university and, because of financial difficulties, he started selling secondhand and ready-to-wear clothes.

To multiply his income, his strategy is to sell at home and at the market. He places orders with merchants who buy abroad and in the large shops in the capital. With his new loan, he intends to buy men's clothing, ties, shirts, jeans, and other fashionable clothes who attracts men. His daily sales amount to XOF 20'000 to 40'000 (ca US$ 40 to 80).

His ambition is to expand his business and increase his profits so that, in the long run, he can open a large boutique to sell ready-to-wear clothes for men and women.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann

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