Ruzinga Tukwatanise Group, Ibanda
Lawrence sells milk in Makerere village, Ruzinga, Ibanda district, to cater for his family and himself. He has been plying his trade for the last fifteen years. Currently his business brings him close to 250,000 Ugandan shillings on a monthly basis. His longevity in this business, he says, is due to his work ethic and experienced decision making.
Lawrence’s business future plans are to expand the distribution of his milk products to cover the whole of western Uganda. It is for this reason that he is seeking a loan. This loan he figures will render him that help.
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