A loan of $3,025 helped a member to purchase of more inventory for business.


Bwanda Bakyara Kwetungura, Rukungiri Group's story

A supportive, hard working and widowed, B. Lydia, aged 54 years, is a mother of 7 children. She has been operating a retail shop business from Bwanda Trading centre in Rukungiri. In the shop, she is selling general merchandise especially for home use, such as: basins, jerrycans, buckets, grocery, sugar, salt and more. She started this business 10 years ago from her previous farming enterprise. At the end of every month she is able to pocket profits to the tune of 185,000 Ugandan shillings.

Her main drawback has been having too little stock in her business, therefore not matching the purchasing rate of her customers. Lydia is seeking a loan that she figures will help her stock more goods that will satisfy the customers’ high demand. She feel that this will also transform her enterprise into a big enterprise.

Being very committed to the business with good customer care, she hopes to increase her sales revenue. This will bring about a transformation for her business and enable her to achieve a self sustaining life. She hopes to cater to her family's requirements, especially to fulfill her dream of educating her grandchildren. She further looks at buying herself a plot of land where she can set up her own business premises.

In this group: Lydia, Sezi, Gerald, Josephine, Patrick, Charles, Siyadorah, Alfred, Florence, Edisa, Christopher, Generous, Leodina, Jolly, Deus, Rose*, Lauben*, Nelson*
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