A loan of $3,125 helped a member buying more spare parts for her business.

Irene's Group's story

L. Irene is the leader of her lending group in Mukono. She is 30 years old and married with 2 children aged 9 and 7, both in primary school. She also helps to take care of her parents in the village who are sickly. She is very hard-working and has had a motor vehicle spare parts business in Kisekka market in Kampala for 7 years. She is able to make 200,000/= as weekly profits.

She started up her business in 2002 after being an employee earning a salary, but now she is the one who employs others. She is faced with a lot of competition, high rent costs, taxation, and high transport costs for bringing the spare parts to Kampala from Dubai.

Irene has a plan of starting her own reflector workshop so that she would be able to increase her income; and in future, she plans, together with her husband, to build commercial houses in their home area of Mukono. She needs a loan to be able to buy more spare parts that are currently missing in her shop. The profits will help in catering for her household including the children’s school fees and saving for future developments.

In this group: Irene, Jane, Teddy, Harriet, Betty, Margaret, William, Beatrice

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