Total loan: $3,025

Birungi Group, Jinja

Jinja, Eastern Region, Uganda / Clothing

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A loan helped To purchase more bales of clothes to sell.

Birungi Group, Jinja's story

N. Hasifa is, in the opinion of her close acquaintances, a go-getter at every business she embarks on. This is not far-fetched by any means, as she has established herself firmly in a highly competitive clothes-selling business in Jinja Market. Hasifa has gone to every length in the last eight years to obtain a niche footing for her business. Her business has made enormous headway as a result of her enterprising nature, diligence and good human relationship skills. She has won laurels from most of her friends due to her determination to succeed in the face of seasonal financial adversities. For this 28-year-old married mother of five, “hard work pays” is an adage that she has highly valued and that, she says, describes her attitude. She began this business with no prior business experience and she started off with only 100,000 shillings. At length, she has established herself and currently her weekly profits are in the range of 20-25,000 shillings. Hasifa holds her five children so dear. For that reason, she says, she owes it to herself and to them to give them the best education that good schools around the country can provide. With this loan, Hasifa wants to purchase and restock her shop with more bales of clothes that she reckons will bring in more customers and consequently improve her financial base.