A loan of $3,625 helped a member to purchase more bags of charcoal and fish to sell.

Yesu Amala Group, Kampala's story

She is a graceful 38-year-old woman with four children, but being divorced led her into a reality check. N. Topy had to quickly come to terms with the fact that she had to take care of her four children and two orphans without the assistance of a man.

Thirteen years ago Topy began with a charcoal-selling business in Kamwokya. She knew the only way she could quickly establish herself a niche in such a fledgling competitive business was through good interactions with her clients and to increase her charcoal stock.

After she built on her knowledge of the business, Topy quickly started getting a reputation for herself. Her clientele grew as a result of her hard work and up to now her business is still gaining ground.

Many factors have played into Topy’s favor, outstanding of which is her affable customer care skills. In a month, Topy says she makes profits to the tune of 300,000 shillings and she is anticipating even more once she gets this loan.

Topy’s future plans are based around the expansion of her business through buying more bags of charcoal and also trying her hand at selling fish.

In this group: Teo, Frank, Deborah, Margaret, Brian, Margaret, Fiona, Peter, Regina, Gorrette, Rose, John, Yowasi

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