A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy more used-clothing to sell.


Harriet Nakalembe‘S Group's story

Harriet is the leader of four members of a group. She is 37 years old and married with five children aged between 5 and 20 years. All her children go to school. She resides in and owns a four-roomed house where she is staying with eight people. Harriet takes care of additional family members. There is electricity but no piped water at her home. The family gets three meals a day.

Harriet resides and works in a semi-urban area which is in the outskirts of Kampala. Harriet sells secondhand clothes in Owino Market. She sells to an average of fifteen people a day and sells to all categories of people. She works six days a week.

Harriet buys clothes from Owino, one of the busiest markets in Kampala city, and pays for transportation costs to and from work. Her major monthly expenses include rent for the business premises and electricity. She has been in this business for the last six years. Her main challenges are thieves and seasonality.

Harriet has been with MCDT for over six years and is servicing her twelfth loan, working all this time with the same group members. She wants to use this loan to buy more clothes to sell. Harriet is aspiring to own a permanent shop for her business.

In this group: Harriet, Abdul , Jackline, Annet
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