A loan of $1,850 helped a member to purchase more bananas for roasting.

Kiwojjolo Development Group, Lugazi's story

It’s decline of day, the sun is in its twilight zone and the skies are darkening, but 24-year-old M. Irene is still working vigorously at her roast banana stall in Namawojjolo. Her animal spirits, lively nature and energy are reliable stocks in trade she has employed to win laurels from her customers.

The roast banana delicacy is in high favor with many travelers along the road Irene operates next to. The inclination she has towards her job has, over the last five years, played heavily into her hands. With no previous business experience, getting into her stride was a tall order, given the financial drawbacks that she faced at the onset.

With this loan, Irene says she wants to buy more bananas to roast. With increased savings, she plans to buy a plot of land as well as to expand her business. She has benefited from taking loans, since she now owns a cow that gives her milk to sell.

In this group: Irene, Lydia, Hellen, Robert, Faridah*, Sophie, Agnes, Fred, Fred, Grace, Allen, Sarah, Richard, Grace
*not pictured

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