M. Filida is 48 years old. She is married, with 6 children between 20 and 30 years of age. She also has 9 dependents, including one adopted child who is 6 years old.
Filida is a fish monger on Lake Victoria. She sells her fish at Mpunge–Buleebi Kachanga. Thanks to previous loans, she also has 12 cows and sells 40 litres of milk per week for additional income. Her specific purpose for this loan is to buy more fish nets to meet the demands in both the local and foreign markets, and to buy more cows to provide milk to sell. Filida is a member of Tumwesige women’s group in Lugazi.
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