Anna owns and runs a boutique in Mubende, which is in the central part of Uganda. She is a married mother of 3 children, who are between 14 and 20 years of age. All of her 3 children are in school.
Anna has run her business for about 12 years and, on average, she earns about 150,000 Ugandan shillings as profits per month. She is a very hard working lady who was encouraged by her friends and family members to start this business. Her customers are the local people in the area and she says her good association with people is the reason her business still stands.
With a Kiva loan, she intends to buy more clothes to resell.
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