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A loan of $1,350 helped a member to purchase more fish and to revamp her stalls.

Bakusekamajja Development Group, Mukono's story

The fishmonger business has mostly been the preserve of men for quite a long time. For a woman, therefore, to bear a hand in such an undertaking in Busembatya, Mukono, was not only remarkable but also unconventional.

46-year-old N. Prossy was undeterred, however. She wanted to obtain a footing in this business regardless of ingrained societal beliefs. Approaching her late 30’s, she knew she had to set her wits to work to bring food to her family’s table. Her seven children had no support since their dad was deceased.

With enough courage and conviction, Prossy started off her business eighteen years ago. Her persistence and “never quit” attitude have ultimately been her invaluable stocks in trade. She makes approximately 200,000 shillings a month and, with this loan, she is aiming to revamp her fish-sales business.

In this group: Prossy, Nubullah, Godfrey, Prossy, Sylivia, Patrick, Lattif, Christine

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