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A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy more sacks of charcoal to sell.

Basajja Mivule Group, Mukono's story

At the top left in the small photo is S. Henry who also appears in the group photo.

On the face of it, Henry is an ambitious man. He is a 35-year-old married man with two children aged 8 and 6 years who both go to school. He sells charcoal as a business and his operating area is in Kazinga in Mukono district.

Henry has been operating this business for the last two years and reckons that since he began he probably makes a paltry 35,000 shillings per week. Henry is also an employee of Azam factories that make baking flour, hence earning a monthly salary.

Despite this, Henry has big plans to expand into a more lucrative business. For that reason, he says he needs a loan to be able to push through his plans by buying more sacks of charcoal to sell. In this business, he is mostly helped by his wife.

In this group: Henry, Sam, Tonny, Christopher, David, Bakirewo, Isa, Bernard, David

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