A loan of $3,000 helped a member buying more produce for resale.


Jessica's Group's story

Jessica K., 43, is the leader of Konoweka group in Lugazi. Jessica is married with 5 children from ages 20 to 26. She also cares for 5 dependents who all attend school. Jessica sells produce and has also been a farmer for 3 years. Her business is being affected by escalating produce costs, poor quality seeds, the seasonal market and so on and she is happy that she has managed to get through all of this with the help of loans. Her business is located in Ngogwe in Buikwe and she is able to make weekly profits of 60,000 Ugandan shillings (or about $30 US) due to her experience, good management skills, quality produce and trusted customers. She hopes to one day open up a produce shop and have an educated family. She is a hardworking and determined lady and has a drive to succeed.

In this group: Jessica, Annet, Hadijah, Harriet, Ruth, Dick, Sarah, James, Mary, Josephine, Hadijah, Margaret, Amon, Juliet*, Gertrude*
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