A loan of $4,900 helped a member to buy more bunches of matooke to sell.


Butogota Group A, Kihihi's story

N. Norah, the person that is raising her hand in the photo, is the leader of her lending group in Butogota, Kihihi. She is 68 years old and a good leader and very hardworking.

Norah has a business selling bunches of matooke (green plantain) from her area of Butogota market. Her other form of income is through farming and, in total, she is able to make 50,000/= as weekly profits.

Nora has nine children and her goal is to ensure that she takes good care of her family. For the sixteen years she has been in business, she has been able to acquire land as well as improve her family’s welfare.

Before Nora’s current business, she used to make handcrafts but, since they were not so profitable, she transferred to this business. Nora needs a loan to be able to buy more matooke to sell.

In this group: Nora, Ivan, Abdalaziza, Aminah, Lusiano, Abdul, Steven, Cosma, Jackline, James, Emmanuel, Robert, Kelleb, Romanian


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