A loan of $4,975 helped a member buying a car engine for better transport services.


Balyesiima Group, Mpigi's story

K. Ssaka is the leader of his lending group in Mpigi. He is a hard-working man and married with 30 children, out of which 15 are still in school, as he takes care of orphans for his late brothers. Ssaka is a multi-business man who is a farmer, he buys and sells coffee, he owns ginger and banana plantations, he buys and sells cows for meat, he has taxis for a transportation system, and he has rental houses as well as a retail shop. He is so proud to mention that he is able to do all that he does because he has been using loans from the Kiva field partner, Pearl Microfinance, for over thirteen years. The loans have also helped him to pay school fees for his children. He has also taught his children about running a business, and two of them now go to Dubai for merchandise. Ssaka needs a loan to help with repairing his car by buying an engine.

In this group: Ssaka, Hadija, Sarah, Ekoyada, Aloysious, Christine, Prossy, Mastula, Budala, Samuel, Ruth, Hanifah, Fausta, Precious, Sulaiman, Ibrahim
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