A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy more chickens and chicken feed.

Teopista Namaganda ‘S Group's story

Teopista is the leader of a group of 4 women. She is 47 years old, and is widowed with five children, aged between 18 and 26 years. All her children go to school. She rents a one-roomed house where she lives with seven people. Teopista takes care of additional family members. There is electricity but no piped water at her home. The family gets three meals a day. She lives and works in a semi-urban area, which is on the outskirts of Kampala. Teopista has a poultry farm of about 300 laying birds in Kisaasi, one of Kampala's suburbs She sells to an average of 10 people a day and sells to all categories of people. She works six days a week. Teopista buys her chicks from UGACHICK Poultry Breeders in Uganda and uses public transport to and from shopping. Her major monthly expenses include medication for both her family and her birds, She has been in this business for the last fifteen years. Before her poultry business, she sold firewood at her home. Her main challenge is the rainy season which stops her customers from coming to her. Teopista has been with MCDT for over six years and is using her twelfth loan, working all this time with the same group mates. She wants to use this loan to buy more chicks and chicken feed. Teopista aspires to see her business grow and to own about 1000 birds . .

In this group: Teopista , Evas , Margaret , Jalia
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