A loan of $1,050 helped to buy men's and women's clothing, cosmetics, and 50 pairs of shoes.


Hamady Yero's story

Hamady Yero interrupted his studies five years ago, following the death of his father who was the family's only breadwinner. He then started selling clothes, shoes, and cosmetics, as an assistant in his brother's shop. He then got the shop from his brother on a three-year loan. At this time, he has repaid the loan and only has to pay rent and electricity expenses, as well as provide for himself. In order to bolster his working capital, he's seeking a loan of XOF 500'000 to buy men's and women's clothing, cosmetics, and 50 pairs of shoes for sale during Tabaski (Eid al-Adha) and the holiday season. He ambitions to open other shops for his brother, and to build his own house.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Patrick Stadelmann



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