A loan of $2,450 helped a member to purchase more high grade manure to use on her banana farm.

Rwashamaire Bakyara Twimukye Group B's story

Having that enterprise, that pro-activeness, that poise, that tenacious grit and the ability to deal with the mental and physical demands of running any kind of business are some one of the invaluable keys to business success. Most businesses in Uganda unravel on the basis of the fact that most people plying them have a one-track mind, are impatient and are, in most cases, rushing to make quick profits.

Most entrepreneurs, however, go to great lengths to enforce growth in their business undertakings. One such Ugandan is an assiduous and good humored mother of two who goes by the name of Rosette. She operates her food sales and small farming businesses in Ntungamo, in the West of Uganda. She principally grows and sells bananas and sells her food in one of the biggest food markets in the aforementioned district.

Rosette is a teacher by profession and she sees her engagement in the food sales trade as a means of enhancing her income. Needless to say, most teachers in Uganda get low remuneration. This, in most cases, means that most make-do with the help of a side business. Weekly, Rosetta's gross sales income totals up to 120,000 Uganda shillings.

Rosette intends to use this Kiva loan to purchase more high grade manure for her banana farm. She anticipates better yields thereafter, which will mean better profits.

In this group: Rosette, Margaret, Jadress, Flavia, Francis, Faridah*, Kellen, Jovulet, Justine, Caroline, Jovulet*, Rodah, Njerina, Jovulet
*not pictured

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