A loan of $2,475 helped a member to buy more stock for his shop.


Tweyambe Women's, Ibanda Group's story

B. Matia, aged 35, with a family of six children, operates a retail shop in Kyarutanga trading centre. There he trades in a variety of products commonly bought for domestic use.

Matia’s main drawback is that he has a limited variety of products in his shop that cannot satisfy his customers’ demand. Therefore, he is looking forward to increasing the stock in his business when he gets this loan and also to expanding into a wholesale shop in future. This will help him earn more revenue and sustain his daily-living needs.

Matia belongs to a group of members who insure each other in paying back the loan. They are on their 17th loan. Matia is standing in the back row raising his hand as group leader. The ones squatting with hands raised are also executive members of the group but were not interviewed.

In this group: Matia, Godler, Philip, Scovia, Maria, Deminent, Stephen, Francis, Maria, Stephen, Hawa, Richard, Rosety, Lydia, Joseph*, Grace*, Teopista, Luka*
*not pictured


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