A loan of $400 helped to buy men's clothing.


Jose's story

José, 21, is single and has no children yet because he feels it is best to have your finances in order before starting a family. He lives in his parents' home with his grandmother and two brothers. José mainly sells men's clothing, though when his customers request it, he will sell women's clothes. A relative in Lima sends the merchandise to him. He offers his customers credit on daily, weekly, or monthly terms as agreed. He sells to relatives, friends, and neighbors. At first, selling clothing was difficult because he confronted negative comments that suggested this was work for women. Now, however, the business is going very well, and sales have increased. He hopes to have a clothing store one day and to establish a design workshop where he can pursue his vocation. He is applying for a loan of S/. 1000 soles and is grateful to those whose support will help him meet his objectives. He promises to make his payments on time. He will use the loan to buy men's clothing such as polo shirts, pants, and jeans.

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