Kikoni Bakyara Tweyambe Group, Ntungamo
With a sense of determination to see that all her children attain an education before she gets to 55 years old, evergreen 40-year-old Mauda is an exemplary woman. She works hard on a daily basis to feed her children and buy them all the essentials they need for school, notwithstanding her modest business.
Mauda’s business operating area can be found in the premises of Ntungamo teachers college in western Uganda. She principally runs a retail shop business which, according to her admission, makes her 30,000/= a week and even more in the course of a month.
Mauda’s main challenge has been a lack of enough capital to expand and consolidate her business. She has been doing her business’s trivial round for the last thirteen years and she figures her business location has played into her hands for the most part.
Mauda’s future plans are to expand her business into a roaring one once she obtains a loan.
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