A loan of $3,200 helped a member buying more produce to sell and paying school fees for her children.

Mariam's Group's story

N. Mariam is the leader of Bunawona group in Kayunga. She is a farmer and a business lady dealing in buying farm produce from fellow farmers and taking it for sale in Lugazi Kinyoro. Her produce includes cabbage, egg plants, onions, tomatoes etc. and she always tops this up with her own products from her farm to be able to make some sound profits.

She has had this business for 4 months but before, she had a retail shop and when she transferred, she failed to find another room for rent, hence she resorted to the produce selling business which she can conduct from her home.

She is a single mother of 9 children, all in school, and she cares for 3 dependents with 1 of them in school. The loans have helped her in paying school fees and taking good care of her children. She hopes that one day she will stop borrowing after she has had enough savings and more capital for her business to stand on its own. (Seated at the front is Dianah, the Credit officer for the group)

In this group: Mariam, Nesta, Rebecca, Deborah, Mary, Cissy, Christine, Annet, Suzan, Ruth, David, Rashid, George

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