Total loan: $23,075
Gayaza, Central Region, Uganda / Services
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A loan helped to provide clean drinking water access and employment in Gayaza area, Uganda.
Pauline is a proud mother of 2 boys and two girls. She started as a retailer selling Jibu water in the Gayaza area earlier this year. Despite the pandemic and other restrictions, she was able to navigate the field and understand the target market and the dynamics involved in owning a Jibu Franchise. Pauline is passionate about creating employment opportunities for the youth and therefore starting a Jibu franchise in Gayaza is a big opportunity for her to do this. This loan will pay for all the items she needs to get her franchise up and running, including a storefront build-out, staff training, support overhead, and sourcing including shipping and installation of her Jibu water filtration unit. Jibu is a social enterprise that is pioneering a powerful new model that capitalizes and equips entrepreneurs in emerging market communities to own businesses that ensure access to basic human necessities, with water as an anchor product. The company’s vision is to train, finance, and grow a network of invested business owners like Pauline, who will revolutionize the way critical resources are leveraged to develop essential infrastructure in emerging markets.