A loan of $2,500 helped a member to pay transportation costs providing access to bigger markets.

Namirembe Bakyara Tweheyo Group, Ntungamo's story

As they say that determination leads to destiny, A. Emmanuel is gaining momentum in his charcoal-selling business which operates from the Kampala city markets. Many people tend to undermine casual work in Uganda but the 40-year-old married father of five children has been able to earn a living through this business for over 10 years. Charcoal is commonly used in Uganda as a form of energy in many homes to cook food and to warm houses when it's cold, as prices for paraffin, gas and electricity are always high.

Through selling charcoal, Emmanuel is able to earn 323,000 Ugandan shillings monthly although having drawbacks such as not being able to transport his products to bigger markets. With this loan, he hopes to expand and supply his charcoal to larger charcoal markets. This will help to improve his sales revenue to cater for his family’s needs.

Emmanuel belongs to the Namirembe Bakyara Tweheyo Group, Ntungamo.

In this group: Emmanuel, Jonan, Joy , Jamiru, Carolyne, Elias, Adrine, Enid, Jovanis, Buheresi, Mbabazi, Molly, Penninah

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