A loan of $1,000 helped to buy bundles of secondhand clothing.


Josephine's story

Josephine is a 44 year old client. She is married and has one child. After her studies in secondary school, she began selling secondhand clothing in 2000. Her customers are people who live in the area and passersby. Having already received several loans from Hope, she is now asking for another loan to grow her business by increasing her stock to include bundles of long-sleeved shirts as well as clothing for babys and adults. She pays back her loans without much difficulty, and she has considerable savings. Very well known in her part of town, she wants to go far. She takes great care of her family and helps pays for the education of her children.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry



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