A loan of $1,350 helped a member to purchase sukaali gulu, a kind of sugar for making waragi.

Norah's Group's story

N. Norah is the leader of her lending group in Jinja. She is a 39-year-old businesswoman involved in brewing waragi (a distilled spirit) in Mawutu village in Jinja. Before starting out in the brewing business nine years ago, Norah was a housewife. She decided to start her business in order to alleviate her poverty. With a small amount of capital she bought drums and pipes for brewing. Although she is still in business, Norah is faced with the challenge of some of her customers not wanting to pay their bills.

Norah is able to make 100,000/= in weekly profit and this helps to pay her children's school fees and general upkeep expenses. She ensures that she makes quality drinks for her consumers and her dream now is to expand her business further by putting in more capital. She also hopes to build a family house and educate her children to university level. Out of her seven children, one is at university, one is in secondary school, three are in primary school, one is in the nursery section while the last-born is still a baby and not yet in school. Norah is requesting a loan to buy sukaali gulu, a kind of sugar used in the waragi brewing business.

In this group: Norah, Sarah, Nuulu, Jane, Christine, Minsa, Kogula, Joel, Edirisa, Abdul*, Rose, Emilly*
*not pictured

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