A loan of $850 helped a member to buy more spare parts.


Nakakeeto Lucy ‘S Group's story

Lucy is the leader of four other members of a group. She is 35 and married with three children between 10 and 14 years of age. All her children go to school. She resides in, and rents, a two-room house where she is staying with five people. Lucy doesn’t take care of any additional family members There is electricity and piped water at her home. The family gets three meals a day. She resides and works in a semi-urban area which is on the outskirts of Kampala. Lucy deals in spare parts in Kisekka Market, one of the markets in Kampala city. She sells to an average of four people a day and sells to all categories of people. She works seven days a week. She uses public transport to and from work. Her major monthly expenses include medication for the family, rent, school fees and feeding the family, She has been in this business for the last ten years. Her main challenge is the rainy season, which stops her customers from coming to her. Lucy has been with MCDT for over five years and is servicing her twelfth loan, working all this time with the same groupmates. She wants to use this loan to buy more spare parts. She aspires to see her business grow bigger and to own a permanent home which will act as her business premises.
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In this group: Lucy , Mirembe, Annet, Hasfa, Betty



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