I started a business selling clothes and shoes

As a young girl, I loved to see people wear beautiful shoes and clothes. Even though I didn’t have the money to buy them then, I dreamt of a time when I could. That dream is now a reality. Today I run a business that sells clothes and shoes. I mostly use social media to market the products I have and reach customers. From that income, and more raised from friends, I was able to get a stall in the market where I now sell the clothes. I work with my sister who runs the business when I am busy with school. The income from the business has been able to support my family and also pay tuition for my younger siblings. Due to COVID-19, the profit has dropped by 34% but, as I continue running the business, I hope to raise enough money to buy a cow, which will provide the family with milk and manure for the farm.

Some of the clothes on display

Thanks to MasterCard Foundation for providing us with opportunities to develop and grow, both academically and economically.

By Providence Irakoze

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