Betty, age 30, owns and operates a pub business in Kampala. She sells all types of beverages at her establishment, which has been the venture she has been relying on to shoulder her family-related and personal responsibilities over the course of the past six years. She feels that the prospects for betterment in her business are looking rosier with every passing day, given the increasing number of patrons who come to her establishment to partake of the beverages she offers. Notwithstanding the cut-throat competition prevalent in her genre of business, Betty is determined to give a good account of herself and to persist when push comes to shove.
Betty reports that her weekly sales revenue totals up to 120,000 shillings. She tells us that she intends to use this loan to purchase more crates of both hard and soft beverages to offer for sale at her pub.
Betty and her husband have two children who are both enrolled in school in Kampala.
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