Sunday, September 4, 2011
A Sack of Clothes
So remember how Serenity and I were discussing the idea of getting a sack pf second hand clothing in our village? And how the women in the sewing room got really excited about the idea? Well Guess what???
We did it!
Samuel assisted in purchasing the sacks. 2 smaller sacks for $30 each, and 1 large sack of remnants for $160. We got the bags back to the sewing room and opened up the clothing ones. We counted 175 items. Which if we could sell half them at $1 each we would make a decent profit. Anyway, Sinta offered to sell them on her verandah. So Sat morning we grabbed a cart and loaded it up and walked around to her place. I got to help her unload the stuff and organise it in piles. (Of course i took the opportunity to pick up an item of clothing for each of us :)
The good news is, that even without any advertising, lots of people immediately started gathering around and rifling through it. So Samuel and I snuck away (to be less of a distraction) and in the evening Sinta delivered $30 to me. The following evening she delivered another $30! And she had recorded about $70 owed by various people. What a profit margin! To top it off there is still a decent sack full of clothes left. We were stoked as you can imagine…..