A loan of $4,600 helped a member to purchase items like paint and cement in bulk.

Concerned Mothers, Kampala Group's story

Halima K. has made it a routine to take painstaking stock of her business plans at the end of every passing operating month. This has, to a great degree, lent her that survival countenance in her seven-year-old hardware business in Zana, Kampala.

The reason why most businesses around her locality have unraveled is because most people who embark on doing business don’t have solid blueprint plans drawn up to help their businesses succeed, not only in the short run, but also in the long term. Most are just out to make quick profits. K. is an exception to this rule as she comes up with daily and end of month plans and objectives aimed at elevating her business.

This mother of three has showed her worth in a business sector dominated by men. To get where she is today, she had to start off small. She recalls with nostalgia her first business: clothes sales. With savings from this and with the support of her husband, she made her plans of owning and running a hardware shop come to fruition.

In a week, K. makes sufficient profits to the tune of 500,000 shillings. Her sense of optimism is sky high, knowing that, with this loan, she is going to make strides in terms of improving her business. She is anticipating purchasing items like paint and cement in bulk.

In this group: Halima, Margeret*, Mary, Aidah, Peace, Teddy, Faridah, Dorothy, Joyce, Lillian*, Margeret, Robinah, Lydia
*not pictured

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