A loan of $1,725 helped a member to purchase more secondhand clothing to sell.

Kikubo Traders And Poultry-Keeping Association, Rukungiri Group's story

This 37-year-old operates her five-year-old secondhand garment sales business along Karegyesa Road in Rukungiri town. Before she obtained a footing in her current business, she was operating a stationery shop.

All along, however, U. Doreen, a married mother of four, had been nursing a dream to start a clothes boutique. A business like this, she knew, requires good customer relationship skills and Doreen has strived to achieve success in that regard, in the course of time. Experienced decision making has also been her other success attribute.

Profits have been steadily accruing to Doreen’s business and, at present, her weekly profits stand at 200,000 shillings. Her hardworking nature is always a factor that she says is going to help her expand her business. She says she wants to expand her operating area and operations eventually. She sees this coming to pass on the back of acquiring this loan.

Given the high demand for cheap secondhand clothing in rural areas across the country, Doreen's chances of achieving prosperity are at least ten to one. It’s only time that she says is the limit.

In this group: Doreen, Mable, Annah, Dorah, Margret, Erica, James*
*not pictured

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details