A loan of $1,875 helped a member to purchase more poultry for resale.

Nezzikokolima Development Group-Mukono's story

S. Grace holds her two businesses of raising poultry and of retailing in equal measure. She is able to cut both ways in terms of balancing her financial responsibilities with the two.

Not that 35-year-old S. Grace is a past master with a lot of experience in her businesses. Far from it. The happily married mother of two is only three years down the road in her business in Kirinya-Mukono.

Notwithstanding all the early financial glow in which she has been basking, this sturdy and always reflective woman has had many experiences that have kept her grounded. She knows that one cannot avoid challenges in the course of operating a business.

Poultry diseases, most especially, have played havoc with her chickens. When diseases strike, they normally kill many of her brood. Poultry is a highly lucrative business in Uganda nowadays, and when losses happen they impact negatively on her finances as she has fewer chickens to sell. Luckily she has the support of her side business, which is retail.

In a week, her business brings her about $27. With this loan she wants to expand her poultry business by buying more chickens that she will eventually resell.

In this group: Grace, Sarah, Hadijja, Rebecca, Betty, Mauria, Jennifer, Eva, Yvone, Milly, Simeo, Elias

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