A loan of $650 helped a member to buy more sacks of charcoal.


Catherine Namisango ‘S Group's story

Catherine is a 45 years old, married, with eight children between the ages of 3 and 25. Six of her children still attend to school. She owns a one room house where she lives with four other people. Catherine also takes care of additional family members.The family has access to electricity and piped water and gets three meals a day. She incurs expenses traveling to and from villages in the Luwero District, one of the central districts of Uganda, to buy charcoal,. She works in a semi urban area on the outskirts of Kampala.She uses public transport to and from Luwero. Catherine works seven days a week. She receives an average of 25 customers a day and sells to people at both retail and wholesale. Her major challenges include the ever increasing prices of charcoal, the rainy season which hinders her customers' ability to reach her, and ever increasing transport costs. Her monthly expenses include school fees, feeding her family and medication. She has been in this business for ten years and joined MCDT ten years ago. This will be her twentieth loan. Catherine joined MCDT because it was near her home and it was easy to work with it. She wants to use this loan to buy more sacks of second hand clothes . She wants to see her business grow bigger and start selling wholesale only.

In this group: Catherine , Margret
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