A loan of $5,000 helped a member buying a bag of millet for her business to be able to pay her children's school fees.


Grace's Group's story

N. Grace is the leader of her lending group in Jinja. She prepares local brew known as “malwa” for sale, using millet that is fried on a large metallic tray, milled, mixed with water, and after a few days, it’s ready. She is 43 years old and married with 7 children, and also cares for 1 grandchild and 1 orphan.



The group has been together for a long time and all members agree that with the loans, life has improved a lot and this has enabled them to send their children to school. Grace would like a loan to expand her business by buying more millet since at the moment, she is able to make 150,000/= as profit a week. She is able to win more customers compared to her competitors because she has music in her bar and she chats with all her customers equally. She hopes to enlarge her bar and include the sale of beer as well as constructing a house and educating her children to university level. She needs a loan to help buy a bag of millet to increase her capital base.

In this group: Grace, Jane, Joan, Mayi, Aidha, Moses, Jalia, Jane, Sylivia, Jamila, Moses, Joy, Prossy, Siraj*, Karim*, Paul*
*not pictured


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