K. Kellen is the leader of Kagongi Bakyara Twimukye Tukore-, Ntungamo. She is 48 years old and married with 8 children. Kellen has a retail shop in Mutojo that deals in general merchandise like sugar, salt, soap, cooking oil and so on. Her shop has been in existence for over 7 years. She is able to make 250,000/= as monthly profit from the shop. She also deals in the sale of matooke (plantains) from which she makes 90,000/= as weekly profit plus beans, groundnuts and so on. She is a very hard-working lady, very cooperative and flexible, and she aspires for business growth and a good-looking family. Most of the achievement that Kellen has got is the educational attainment for her family.
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