A loan of $750 helped a member to buy more foodstuffs for her restaurant like bananas, Irish potatoes, rice and maize flour.

Janet Nakabugo's Group's story

Janet owns a restaurant selling all types of food near the main hospital (Mulago), in a semi-urban area on the outskirts of Kampala. She sells both retail and wholesale. Janet works seven days a week. She serves an average of 25 customers a day. Her major business challenges include thieves, the ever increasing prices of foodstuffs due to the persistent drought in banana-growing areas, and the rainy season which hinders her customers from reaching her. She incurs additional transport costs buying foodstuff from Kalerwe market (one of the busiest markets in Uganda).

Janet is 40. None of her children go to school, only her grandchildren. Two of them go to school. The older children got pregnant and dropped out of school. She owns a one-room house where she lives with three people. Janet also takes care of additional family members. The family has no access to electricity or piped water, but gets three meals a day. Her monthly expenses include feeding the family and medication.

Janet has been in her business for over ten years, and with MCDT for 12 years – now on her 20th loan working with the same group mates. Janet joined MCDT because it is near her home and also because she likes working in groups. She wants to use this loan to buy more bunches of bananas, a sack of rice, Irish potatoes and maize flour. She hopes to see her business get bigger and to start an outside catering section.

In this group: Janet , Madina , Agnes

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