A loan of $1,000 helped a member to make a downpayment to fish suppliers to increase the fresh-fish supplies to her business.

Bwamukama Group, Lugazi's story

K. Sophia is a vibrant woman with the firm courage of her convictions. The 26-year-old engaging mother of one had to dispense with and take exception to all the entrenched stereotypes associated with the fishmonger business in order to get established. She has a strong sense of self-esteem and this was her secret stock in trade.

At length, and to all appearances, Sophia has achieved some tides of success as her business as a fishmonger now brings her profits adding up to 100,000 shillings a month. Her business with her modest earnings is, in her own estimation, now standing in good stead.

Sophia principally sells dried and smoked fish. Season in, season out, she has made headway in a business flagged off its feet by her husband. Prior to bearing a hand in this business, she was a farmer. Her only child, as one of the testaments of her success, is now going to school.

With this loan coming her way, Sophia foresees her flood tide of success continuing as she says she will be able to buy more quality fish to sell. She also wants to increase the supplies of fresh fish to her stall.

In this group: Sophia, Mayiyaya, Monica, Amzat, Christine, Francis, Irene*, Allen*, Rose, Aisha
*not pictured

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