A loan of $1,375 helped a member to purchase more stock for her store.

Bwambara Women's Group, Rukungiri's story

Very hardworking T. Jovia has been operating a produce sales business from Rushaya in Rukungiri for a period of thirteen years.

With nostalgia, this happily married mother of six children recalls how her business basked in high profits at its outset. Times have changed, however, as the business now is showing diminishing returns, earning her 120,000 Ugandan shillings monthly on average. This is in sharp contrast to the 250,000 shillings she says she was making at the start of her business.

There is always a story connected with people in western Uganda who, despite laboring under such tough times, find a way of educating their children. Jovia is no exceptional to this. What she is looking forward to now is the prospect of enhancing her business by buying more maize, beans, rice, millet, cassava, and other crops with the help of this loan.

In this group: Jovia, Wilson, Gad, Godfrey, Peninah, Margret, Jackson*

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