Total loan: $10,000


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Memphis, TN, United States / Clothing

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A loan helped me manufacture clothes using a traditional Ugandan fabric called Kikoyi, increase my marketing, ability to sell products online and create jobs in Uganda.

Grace's story

I am the first born in my family and currently have more than 20 siblings, I grew up in the Ugandan district of Hoima and moved to the capital of Kampala when I was 13, life in the city wasn't easy as my parents separated then and my mom had to fend for us on her own. Being the oldest I had to take care of my young ones, including a nine-month-old sister, I was the other parent when my mom was working, I didn't like the struggle and didn't enjoy seeing my mom sad, so I would move around selling some of the baby clothes she used to make as a tailoring teacher in a vocational training institute. I grew up knowing I always had to work and the hardships of my childhood were very instrumental in my decision to start my own business. I now own a clothing store and a tailoring workshop in Kampala and a store in Memphis. The name of the business, Mbabazi, is in honor of my Mom who works in the company and is head of production and training.