A loan of $1,000 helped a member to purchase bags of charcoal in bulk.


Bohye Pa Trust Bank Group's story

Charcoal is obtained from burning a piece of fresh timber in the absence of oxygen. It is one of the most common sources of energy for cooking in every traditional home. It is also the most affordable. Selling charcoal is one of the lucrative businesses for many women like Kate. She purchases bags of charcoal and has been selling them to customers in her community for the past two years. She also trades in firewood. She plans to invest this loan by purchasing more bags of charcoal and filling the demand for her firewood. She anticipates increasing her profit level and also expanding her market.

Kate is married to an auto mechanic and she is the mother of eight children aged 10-30. She describes herself as very confident. She hopes to purchase bags of charcoal in bulk to supply to restaurant operators. Kate believes in education and hopes to support her children to attain better education to be independent.

Kate is also the group leader of “Bohye Pa” Trust Bank Group made up of seven members. The other members of her group trade in rice, maize, materials etc.

In this group: Kate, Philipa, Mercy, Victoria, Betty


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