A loan of $3,250 helped a member to purchase a fuel tank and pumps to expand her business.

Gaburira Women Group, Ntungamo's story

Very ambitious T. Monic, married with six children, ventured into her business selling paraffin (kerosene) in 2007 in Kyempene Trading centre, Ntungamo district. She was introduced into this business by a friend who had researched it and found it to be very profitable. Since most villages in Uganda are not supplied with electricity, people use pressure lamps and cooking stoves, both requiring paraffin to be put to use.

Monica earns a profit of 105,000 shillings on a weekly basis and, with this loan, her mission is to expand her business by investing in paraffin pumps. These will replace the plastic tanks she has been using which are more risky as she keeps them in her living room.

In this group: Monic, Cate, Enid, Betty, Jovia, Harriet, Eunice, Mary, Alice, Damali, Annah *, Geoffrey, Inius, James, Edson, Benon, Joventa*, Ivan, Lauben, Evelyn*
*not pictured

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