A loan of $2,000 helped a member to purchase more bananas for resale.


Kizinda Matookye, Bushenyi Group's story

It is now six years since Zahara K. of Kizinda Matookye group, Bushenyi, started up her banana-selling business in Kizinda, Bushenyi in western Uganda. With this as her only source of livelihood, she has painstakingly managed to make ends meet while contending with some seasonal income fluctuations and poor road systems to access bigger markets. With a strong work ethic, this 40-year-old married and happy-go-lucky mother of four children has kept her business growing, earning about 100,000 Ugandan shillings each month.

As her business has grown over the years, Zahara's family's living conditions have improved, and her business plan is to be able to sell more bananas to an expanding market as she looks at buying a vehicle for transportation. With this loan, she plans to purchase more bananas from the agriculturalists in the area for resale.

In this group: Zahara, Mohamad, Amina, Elias, Jackson, Robert
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