A loan of $4,050 helped a member buying bananas, yeast, drums and firewood for making 'waragi'.


Bakyala Kwekulakulanya Group 2, Lugazi's story

S. Charles is a hard-working man and the leader of his lending group in Lugazi. He is 53 years old and a devoted married man with 12 children aged 29 – 10 of whom 2 are still in school; he also cares for 7 dependents including grandchildren.

Charles has had a business selling 'waragi', a local brew, since 1984 and his idea of getting loans was to help improve the quality of his 'waragi'. The main challenges affecting his business are the debtors who take a long time to pay for the products, poor quality raw inputs in instances where he cannot afford to purchase the good ones, as well as the lack of charcoal because of the rainy season.

After having access to the loans, Charles is now able to make quality 'waragi' in addition to his improved customer care. He has a hope of ensuring that all his children attend school. He needs a loan to help purchase more raw materials like bananas, yeast, and firewood for making 'waragi'.

In this group: Charles, Harriet, Mukasa, Godfrey, Julius, Salongo, Abdul, Peter, Nulu*, Christine*, Isa, Issac
*not pictured


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