A loan of $3,700 helped a member to purchase more bananas to sell.

Mabira Womens Group, Lugazi's story

50-year-old N. Hawa’s strong-hearted enterprise has been her springboard to the modest success she has been enjoying for the last fifteen years, plying her banana-selling business. In a month, she makes 160,000 shillings. Prior to this she was a farmer. She is a widow with six children.

In this kind of business where one has many competitors, treating customers with good grace is a virtue. One’s odds of success are increased when one strikes that nice impression with clients. This, in most cases, materializes into good rapport. This is exactly what Hawa can relate to as she has created for herself a dependable niche with this way of doing things.

Hawa began this business in Najjembe, Lugazi, with a loan from the then “Feed the Children, Uganda” and is now with Pearl Microfinance. With this loan, she wants to buy more bananas to sell.

In this group: Hawa, Muwanga, Rogers, Beatrice, Harriet, Yovisa, Fazira, Faiibe, Sofia, Rose*, Margret, Tom, Safiyi, Hellen*, Anzuru, Partrick, Robert, Jalia, Amina
*not pictured

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