A loan of $1,100 helped a member to buy more rice, maize flour, and other foodstuffs for her restaurant.

Gladys' Group's story

Gladys is the leader of a 5-member group. She is 48 years old, married, with six children aged between 19 and 29. She resides in and rents a one-roomed house where she is living with four people. Gladys takes care of additional family members. There is electricity but no piped water at her home. The family gets two meals a day.

Gladys resides and works in a semi-urban area which is on the outskirts of Kampala. Gladys lives in Naguru, running a little restaurant in Naguru market in one of Kampala's suburbs. She uses public transport to and from shopping as she buys from Owino markert, one of the busiest markets in Uganda.

Gladys sells to an average of 20 people a day and sells to all categories of people. She works six days a week. Her major monthly expenses include school fees and daily market dues and rent. She has been in this business for the last ten years.

Gladys has been with MCDT for over six years and is servicing her tenth loan, working all this time with the same group-mates. She wants to use this loan to stock more food for her little restaurant, such as rice and maize flour for resale. Gladys aspires to see her business grow bigger and own permanent business premises and a home.


In this group: Gladys, Hanifa, Teopista, Aisha, Mary

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