Juliet is a single mother of two children, aged 10 and 6 years. She is the head of her family with the responsibility of the family welfare resting entirely on her.
Juliet lives in Fort Portal, Uganda in a rented home and operates a clothing shop, a business she has been into for the last 10 years, having started in a very small kiosk then moved to a container. She has been progressing and now she has her shop in more permanent structures along one of the up and coming streets of the town.
Juliet confides that theft, high rent, and the ever increasing taxes are her major challenges in her clothing business. She would like to transform her shop into a very big one and even have branches around town and in other neighboring towns. She intends to use the loan funds to purchase clothes in cartons, rolls, or boxes for selling in her shop.