A loan of $1,550 helped a member to buy more food for her restauarnt.

Hadjah Nalongo’S Group's story

Hadjah is a leader of a 5-member loan group. She is a 33-year-old married woman with six children between the ages of 5 and 16 years. All of her children go to school. She owns a two-room house where she lives with nine people. Hadjah takes care of additional family members. There is electricity but no piped water at her home. The family gets two meals a day. She lives and works in a semi-urban area on the outskirts of Kampala.

Hadjah stays in Nalukolongo where she runs a ladies saloon in one of Kampala's suburbs. She uses public transportation to and from shopping because she buys from Kampala city shops. Hadjah sells to an average of 20 people a day and sells to all categories of people. She works seven days a week. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and rent for her business premises and her home. She has been in this business for the past 6 years.

Hadjah has been with MCDT for over six years and is servicing her twelfth loan, and is still working with the same group mates. She wants to use this loan to buy more food for her restaurant. Hadjah aspires to see her business grow bigger and own a permanent business premise.

In this group: Nalongo, Rose, Betty, Goreth, Florence

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