Total loan: $2,825

Akwata Empola Womens, Mubende Group

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Mubende, Central Region, Uganda / Clothing

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Akwata Empola Womens, Mubende Group's story

With hard work and high self-esteem, K. Berna, aged 24, has tried beyond limits to maintain a clothing and shoe retail shop that she has been operating for over two years in Kyenda, Mubende, alongside her teaching activities. Being one of the most attractive businesses here in Uganda, many business entrepreneurs have tried to invest in clothing sales, as it normally captures the local customers’ attention. Berna is among the lucky ones benefiting from it through making sales in seasonal markets. With this loan, she hopes to be able to purchase more stock for her business as her drawback has been having little capital. She also hopes to be in a position to transform the business with extensive shopping for more bales of clothes, thus improving her incomes. This will allow her to live up to her goals of educating her children and increasing family income. She belongs to Akwata Empola women's group with other members who hold each other accountable in paying back the loan.