Tausi N. is the chairperson of the Bugolo Zibulatudde Group in Kikondo, Lugazi. She is 42 years old and married with six children. She also cares for two children who are not her own. One of the children is an orphan and one is her step-child. They are both in school along with three of her kids.
This is Tausi's second time seeking a loan from Kiva. With the loan, she plans to buy more small fish to sell to her ever increasing customers. She works primarily in the Tororo district.
With the previous loan, she was able to make more profits, which enabled her to pay school fees for her children and buy a piece of land for farming. She would like to buy more land very soon. In her fish selling business, she plans to start selling the same fish to other districts. There is a lot of demand and she believes this will bring in more income. With this loan, she has plans to buy more basins of mukene for sale.
This is a Group Loan
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