A loan of $1,475 helped a member to buy bales of additional garments.

Napier Group's story

Secondhand clothes are in high favor with many people in Uganda. Not one to be left out of this lucrative opportunity which had presented itself in her home area of Napier in Jinja, an enterprising and lively 35-year-old woman going by the name of M. Rashida made a decision to try to cash in on this craze.

In 2000, Rashida laid the starting foundation stone for her business. With the money she had saved working in a local beauty salon, she bought her first consignment of garments. With these she took root and, though her business has had its fair share of ups and downs, she has emerged as a resilient woman who has refused to buckle under any sort of pressure.

With this kind of spirit in tow, Rashida has made enormous headway as is manifest in the 60,000 shillings she purportedly makes in a week. She is one lady who likes taking a long view and as such she has drawn up a blueprint to expand her business selling secondhand clothes into a wholesale franchise.

With this loan, Rashida is optimistic she will be empowered financially to see her dream come true.

In this group: Rashida, Sakina, Immaculate, Rajab, Hadijah, Zula, Madina, Juma, Zula, Susan, Sabstain
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