Update on JosephJoseph, who lives in Kagadi, Uganda, used the previous loan to buy beer, sodas, and spirits to sell.
To supplement his income he also deals in buying and selling produce, a business he started with the previous loan. He now feels he needs to concentrate on his produce business, though challenged by price fluctuations and bad roads that affect his service delivery.
Joseph hopes to construct a good house and he is asking for a loan to buy more maize to sell.
Previous Loan DetailsJoseph is a 38-year-old who is married with six children. He operates a bar business, which he has run for six years now .Joseph was first in agriculture where he harvested maize. Then he sold and got start-up capital for a bar business. Price fluctuations and inadequate capital are factors… More from Joseph's previous loan »
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