A loan of $1,325 helped a member to purchase more leather shoemaking material.

Jesus Cares Group, Mukono's story

Anybody in Uganda would be exhilarated at the prospect of running a business venture whose weekly profits add up to 140,000 shillings. With enough resourcefulness and a sense of purpose, a certain 45-year-old married father of five, going by the name of K. Pascoli, has found himself in this enviable position for the last twenty-five years In Kyaliwajjala, Mukono.

Pascoli’s shoemaking and sales business has, in a way, propelled him to some considerable financial glory, notwithstanding the fact that he, in most cases, faces problems of shortage of shoemaking materials. This has often been his biggest undoing. Despite this, he has made sure that his family of his wife and five kids bask in the modest glow of his business.

This was Pascoli’s first business and he started it after apprenticeship training in a shoemaking factory. With this loan, he wants to restock his business. This, in essence, means he wants to purchase more leather shoemaking material. This, he says, will enable him make more shoes to sell.

In this group: Pascoli, Robert, Junior*, Sarah, Sarah, Irene, Abbey, Denis
*not pictured

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