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Total loan: $3,325
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Dembe Womens Group, Jinja

Uganda
Jinja, Uganda / Taxi

A loan of $3,325 helped a member to purchase new tires for his taxi.


Dembe Womens Group, Jinja's story

41-year-old K. Medi has been a taxi driver for an amazing twenty-three years. This married father of seven school-going children has been relying on the remuneration from this trade to bring food to his family’s table.

In the Jinja taxi park area where Medi has been operating from for all these years, his reputation and track record are never in question. By all accounts, he is a man with a friendly line of conduct, going by the way he associates with his fellow drivers.

Medi began as an apprentice taxi conductor, bidding his time slowly till he learnt how to drive and eventually become a driver. His desire to learn is part of the reason why he has seen such business longevity. Every month, he says he makes close to 240,000 shillings as profits.

With this loan, Medi says he wants to buy new tires for his taxi.

In this group: Medi, Godfrey, Betty, Karim, Abu, Yoweri, Ismail, Fred*, Adi*, Ausi
*not pictured


Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: May 11, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Pearl Microfinance Limited

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: May 11, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Pearl Microfinance Limited