A loan of $2,275 helped a member to purchase more retail items for her store like sugar, salt, rice and soap.


Balitwegomba Women's Group, Jinja's story

Ten years ago, 30-year-old M. Juliet was like any other naïve business upstart. Being in two minds did not help either, as she was on the one hand being dissuaded from trying her hand at any other business, whilst her close consorts were constantly prevailing upon her to start a retail shop.

With huge reserves of courage and conviction in tow, Juliet, in the midst of all this, made up her mind to start a retail shop in Buwenge, Jinja. She decided to dispense with the soft drink business she had all along banked on as her main source of livelihood.

Juliet’s hard work ethic spawned an unprecedented growth in her business profits. As her niche grew, so did the profits accruing to her business. In a week, she reveals her business generates 500,000 Ugandan shillings. With this income, this married lady has gotten into a steady stride in terms of fully providing for all her four children. Juliet has also been eking out supplementary profits from her poultry and commercial motorcycle businesses.

With this loan, Juliet wants to rejuvenate her retail shop with more merchandise like sugar, soap, bags of rice, etc.

In this group: Juliet, Christine, Joy, Alice, Victoria, Ruth, Annet, Lukiya, Harriet


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