A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy raw materials for making snacks to expand her business.


Mary's Group's story

N. Mary is the leader of her lending group in Mukono. She is the mother of four adult children and she takes care of three grandchildren, yet she is a widow herself. Mary is a hardworking, friendly and devoted lady with a business making and supplying snacks to schools and to the general public. The snacks she makes include sumbusas (meat or vegetable pies) both for meat and for peas, doughnuts and chapattis (flat bread). She supplies them to a school owned by a white man. She is so grateful that she won this tender and her main worry now is ensuring that she has the needed supplies for the day. Mary needs a loan to help buy more wheat flour, cooking oil, baking powder and so on to help make more snacks for sale.

In this group: Mary, Florence, Gorreti, Cate, Julius, Mukasa, Safina, Mastula, Lovinsa, Annet, Agnes, Annet, Tom, Florence*
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