A loan of $525 helped to buy more charcoal.

Norah's story

Norah is a 60 year old widow with eight children. Four of her children go to school. Norah also takes care of additional family members. She owns and lives in a four-room house with six people. The family has access to electricity and piped water and gets three meals a day.

Norah sells charcoal from her store in Naguru. She buys the charcoal locally so she doesn’t incur transportation costs. She works in a semi-urban area on the outskirts of Kampala She works seven days a week .She receives an average of 50 customers a day and sells both wholesale and retail to all types of people.

Her most significant monthly expenses are food for her family and school fees for her children. Her major business challenges is the rainy season which make it difficult for customers to reach her because she works in a muddy place.

She has been in this business for twenty years and a member of MCDT for eight years. She is now borrowing her nineteenth loan. Norah joined MCDT because it was near her home and was working with poor women. She wants to use this loan to buy more sacks of charcoal. She wants to see her business grower bigger and she wants to sell only in wholesale quantities.

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