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Total loan: $2,900
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Masese Group, Jinja

Uganda
Jinja, Uganda / Furniture Making

A loan of $2,900 helped a member to purchase more timber.


Masese Group, Jinja's story

W. John is a 25-year-old married father of two. He is a carpenter by profession and operates from Masese in Jinja.

John started his business six years ago after trying his hand unsuccessfully as a fishmonger. He started off as an apprentice carpenter at a neighborhood workshop and it is from there that he nurtured his skills and, as well, started doing carpentry on his own.

John’s determined attitude pushed him to start his own workshop and he has never looked back. Currently he earns monthly profits to the tune of 150,000 shillings, and his customers are mostly students and hotel business people. He mostly sells beds, sideboards, chairs and doors.

With this loan, John says his business will expand as he will be able to buy more timber to make chairs and sideboards.

In this group: John, Eryina, Sarah, Zula*, Edith, Teopista, Jesica, Irene, Suzan, Alice, Consolata, Azida, Ruth, Iriidi*, Martin, Margaret, Stella*
*not pictured


Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: April 22, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Pearl Microfinance Limited

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: April 22, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Pearl Microfinance Limited