A loan of $1,075 helped a member to purchase more firewood.

Women In Active-Lugazi Group's story

M. Prossy is a 50-year-old woman with a sparkly sense of humor. This has helped her strike a chord with most of her clients at her firewood sales business in Mbiko Kasanja-Lugazi. M. Prossy has, over the last 4 years, defied the stereotype that aging people like herself should just rely on their children and grandchildren to survive. Contrary to expectation, she has managed to establish a niche for herself amidst strong competition from other firewood sellers in a region where firewood can easily be obtained from the neighboring mabire forest. At her age, she is surprisingly single but happy with her status saying she is in a position to provide for all her 4 children without the support of a man. That to her matters more than anything else.

M. Prossy began this business with savings from her teaching job. Hard work is also a factor that she attributes to her success. As she makes progress on the 120,000 UGX she makes in a week, she is also taking a long view. She says she wants to eventually open new business horizons for herself in the near future by opening up a grocery store. She is getting remuneration as a teacher since she is still in active service. With this loan, she is looking at buying more firewood to sell to her increasing clientele to earn more profits.

In this group: Prossy, Mustafah, Diana, Masaazi, Hamidah, Christine, Eva
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