A loan of $1,000 helped to buy rolls of Terylene fabric, wool, super 100, and sewing accessories.

Andre's story

Andre is a 54 year old client. He is married and father of six children between the ages of 16 and 30. After an apprenticeship in tailoring and dressmaking, he opened his shop 20 years ago with a capital of 300,000 XAF.

This is his third loan and it will allow him to grow, improve, and maintain his clientele. With the loan, he is going to buy rolls of fabric (gabardine, wool, Terylene, velvet, super 200, lining, Vaseline), thread, and needles. The only problem is when people do not show up to pick up their finished clothing. His strategy is to sell ready-made suits.

Four of his children are still in school. He is trying to ensure that they receive a good education, and he is working to complete his rental house in order to ensure their well-being.

He is well-organized and honors his commitments to his clients.

Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Holden Ferry

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