Practical Systems In In The Usa
Many people in Zambia, which produced clothes locally 30 years ago, can now only afford to buy imported secondhand clothes. Although many support government efforts to build national textile industries, they say that the ban on used clothing should be done incrementally. In Rwanda, where the per capita gross domestic product is $700, many people oppose the ban, saying it has thrown thousands out of jobs distributing and selling secondhand clothes and has hurt the nation’s youth in particular. Since Rwandan import tariffs on used garments have been raised 12 times, clothes sellers in Kigali have watched their revenues plummet. The government decision was premature, they said, put in place before the country was able to produce clothes that are affordable. And though the ban excludes imports of secondhand clothing, it hasn’t stopped the influx of more expensive new clothing from China. Peter Singiranumwe, 26, relied on selling used clothing to help pay for his rent and studies in telecommunications and engineering. “Now I’ll have to stop because I don’t make enough money anymore,” he said. “It’s impossible.” And the question remains whether Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda are ready to build a textile industry of their own.
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These include durable suits and dresses that can weather climate extremes and the rigors of days filled with walking and biking. To help these young people prepare, outfitters like MissionaryMall and SisterMissionaryMall sprang up to meet the needs of Utah Valley residents. MissionaryMall and SisterMissionaryMall spokesperson Melissa Clark said that MissionaryMall was started back in July of 1997. SisterMissionaryMall was started in 2006. She said the businesses were founded and are still owned and operated by Jon & Jenni Theobald. “They actually started right out of college out selling water purification systems for missionaries, but soon realized that there was a greater need for an all-inclusive missionary store,” Clark said. “Having both served missions themselves, Jon and Jenni both have a strong desire to help missionaries prepare for their missions and serve to the best of their abilities.” She said there are three locations, all located in Utah County. “Our men’s store is located in Orem, with a store dedicated to sisters just across the parking lot,” Clark said. “In January, we opened up an outlet store in Springville that has both men’s and women’s items as well as our large clearance selection. Our outlet store has allowed us to centralize our clearance and discontinued items, and gives us more room in our stores to bring in new products.” Prospective missionaries coming into any of the MissionaryMall and SisterMissionaryMall stores can expect to find durable, stylish and affordable products as well as an entire team of recently returned missionaries ready to help them with whatever questions and concerns that they might have, she said.
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