A loan of $3,725 helped a member purchase raw materials like sisal and bamboo to make crafts for sale.

Gunjuka Okulakulane Group-Mpigi's story

Do good planning and avoid profit loss is the philosophy that has kept 35 year-old W. John’s crafts business on a steady course for the last 20 years. Married, and the father of seven, he makes 60,000 shillings per week. John had to go through an apprentice training mill to learn the trade of making local crafts. Prior to that he was more partial to farming. He also runs a retail business and with the assistance of this loan, he wants to buy more raw materials like sisal and bamboo to make the products he sells. He foresees a scenario where he will be able to make more profit with more crafts made for sale. Since he operates by the side of the road, people can look and admire what he has made.

In this group: John Bosco, Andrew, Vicent, Hamis, Isail, Simon Peter, Vicent, Matiya, Swaibu, Ibrahim, Hafuswa, Fred, Fredrick, Ruth, Joseph, Fansta, Umalu, Ajuba, Peter, James

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