Christine is a 35-year-old married woman with six children between 6 and 14 years old, all of whom attend school. She operates a grocery stall in Nakawa market, a busy fruits and vegetables market just outside Kampala city. She works every day of the week from Monday to Sunday and makes a net average income of Uganda Shillings 300,000 per month.
Her major clients are mainly schools, hotels, restaurants and vendors from other markets. She started the business in 2004 so that she could earn a living to support her family.
Christine is taking this loan to stock up on plantain and ripe bananas for her stall. Being a favorite food in Uganda, she is guaranteed to sell it all. However, sometimes business is slow because she lacks enough money to buy the plantain in bulk and match her customers' demand. She also spends a lot on transportation from the bigger source markets to her stall.
Her dream is to venture into the hardware business if she can save up enough money to do so. She is a very hard working and honest lady.