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Total loan: $3,800
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Balisiima Women's Group, Lugazi

Uganda
Lugazi, Uganda / Food Market

A loan of $3,800 helped a member to buy more farm produce to sell.


Balisiima Women's Group, Lugazi's story

N. Robinah, shown at the top left in the small photo, also appears in the group photo. She relies on selling agricultural produce in the central market of Lugazi to take care of her family of four children. With the support of her husband, all their children, plus dependents, have been able to go to school.

Robinah has been running this business’s trivial round for seven years and credits her longevity to the trust her customers have in her and in the good quality of the produce that she sells. She cites the unpredictable nature of her clients and the dry weather seasons as some of her major setback factors. The dry seasons means low food supplies from farmers. This means she has to make do with selling other commodities which are not in high demand with her established customers.

Robinah calculates she makes 120,000 shillings each week and plans to expand into a more wholesale setting in her business. She needs a loan to be able to take these plans in her stride by buying more produce for resale.

In this group: Robinah, Annet, Beatrice, Aida, Margaret, Florah, Agnes, Scovia, Christine, Sarah*, Joyce*
*not pictured


Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: February 26, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Pearl Microfinance Limited

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: February 26, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Pearl Microfinance Limited