A loan of $550 helped to buy bales of pants, skirts, bags, sheets and towels..


Geraldine Doris Emma's story

A 36-year-old businesswoman, married with two children 2 and 10 years old, she began selling used clothing in 2000, when she ended her studies in her fourth year of secondary school. She buys her goods in large used-clothing stores in the capital and makes 30,000 to 80,000 frs per sale. Her potential clients are sellers at the train station market.

On receiving her loan, she will buy bales of towels, sheets, bags, skirts and pants. A very hard worker, she wants to go far in her business in order to support her family, pay her children’s school fees, and help her husband to build a house.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer



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