A loan of $1,225 helped a member to expand business by restocking with more foodstuffs.


Obwerere Tuhame Group, Ibanda's story

In the photo, Fulgensio B. is standing and raising his hand and the one squatting with a raised hand is his assistant in managing his group.

He has subsisted on a produce sales business for a timeframe of nine years. At the age of 39 years, B. Fulgensio is a fledgling produce sales business trendsetter whose example is bound to stand out as a benchmark for other youth in his home area of Obwerere, Ibanda district. Many youth in his home area preoccupy themselves in self-destructive activities like drinking alcohol.

With his hard work, Fulgensio has managed to take firm root and, in a week, he apparently makes 80,000 Ugandan shillings. With his monthly savings, he has managed to diversify his small business. This has, however, not come the easy way as he has had to grapple with many adversities such as the unpredictable weather patterns which, for the most part, mean he has fewer supplies from farmers.

Fulgensio’s dream is to build his own produce stalls and a store to keep his surplus goods. With this loan he hopes to implement this.

In this group: Fulgensio, Paul, Francis, Joseph, Crisanto, Degede, Wilbrod, Godfrey*
*not pictured


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