A loan of $4,175 helped a member purchasing more retail items like sugar, basins, cups, rice, etc that she will resell.

Gakuwebwa - Mono Womens Group-Lugazi's story

Farming is a reliable but often neglected means of extricating improvised people out of poverty. It can be used in many ways to get oneself out of narrow circumstances. This reality in today’s Uganda, where everybody is looking for a white collar job, has not sunk in fully. It goes without saying that Farming, has from time in memorial, been the backbone of most business in Uganda. Many families subsisted on it to start other businesses, educate their children and to make ends meet. One individual who did not gloss over this reality is one high spirited 38 year married mother of 4, who goes by the name of A. Harriet. With enough savings from her farming business, she began a retail shop 10 years ago in Buikwe-Lugazi. For a person who describes herself as a hard worker, it is no surprise that her business has made progress through the course of the last 10 years. In a month, she has been making profits that have consistently totaled up to 600,000 shillings. Like any other business person who aims at making more profits, she is taking a long view with plans of transforming into a wholesale business. She is optimistic that with this loan coming her way and with an additional source of income coming through her rental business, she will be able to make ends meet. With it, she is planning on purchasing more retail stock like sugar, basins, cups, rice, beans, soap, etc that she will be able to resell to earn more profits.

In this group: Harriet, Adam*, John, Christine, Teo, Juma, Cyrus, Fraruku, Ruth, Susan, Hadijah, Lawrence, David*, Ruth, Rebecca, Allen
*not pictured

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