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Cries of Yaoundé No 6

No. 6: Tigana

Tigana has been selling second-hand shoes for 10 years. In the morning he goes to Mkolo market and finds his stock. He concentrates on the market for women and children. He spends 20,000CFA (£30) on fifteen pairs of shoes, every day except Wednesday and Sunday. Fifteen is the maximum he can carry together. He aims to sell 75 pairs of shoes per week. Each pair must sell for at least 1,500-2,000CFA (£2-2.50) if he is to make a profit. He hopes to make 25,000-30,000CFA (£35-40) a day. From early evening, he starts moving through the cafés and bars in the Nko-Ndongo district of the city. Here, the customers are seated and they have time after work. Over a drink, they try on shoes and barter prices. New shops with cheap chinese imports are making his work more difficult. He plans to move into handbags.

The minimum wage in the Cameroon is 36,270 CFA (£50) per month source:

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