A loan of $4,100 helped a member to buy more trees for timber cutting.

Kashenyi Kwetungura, Kihihi Group's story

S. Benard, aged 43, has come a long way with his timber selling business. He started with the savings he got from small-scale tea growing in his home area of Kashenyi, Kihihi. Having had determination and a vision to change for the better, the married father of 7 children invested in the timber sales business. He gained confidence from his friends who were in the business and gave him the idea.

He supplies to timber dealers from the big city centers with large stores. This has seen him earn 360,000 Ugandan shillings on a monthly basis. His main intention is to expand but he is facing long odds in implementing this as he lacks capital input. With this loan, he will buy more trees for cutting timber and thus be able to generate more sales revenue to enable him to meet his family's needs.

In this group: Benard, Phillipo, Edward, Aaron, Vasta, Fausta, Charles, Kellen, Generous, Patience, Goretti, Dominic, Evalisto, Jackson*, Silver, Edward*, Evas, Christine*
*not pictured

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