A loan of $5,000 helped a member purchase more stock for her general store.


Karukara Women's B, Kihihi Group's story

K. Jolly of Karukara Women's group, Kihihi, aged 51 years, is a married mother of 7 children. She has been operating a retail shop from Kagongi trading centre, Kihihi, selling general merchandise for over 8 years. This is the business she started after leaving her previous farming enterprise.

She trades in a variety of products for domestic use like sugar, soap, salt, cooking oil, paraffin and much more earning her 120,000 Ugandan shillings weekly.

Her main drawback is that she has limited stock of products in her shop that cannot satisfy the customers' demand. Therefore Jolly is looking forward to increasing the stock in her business when she gets this loan and also expands into a wholesale shop. This will help her earn more revenue and sustain her daily needs as she envisions improving her family’s standard of living and further educating her children.

All group members hold one another accountable in paying back the loan.

In this group: Jolly, John, Loy, Roize, Lilian, James, Judith, Micheal, Medard, Norah, Mauda, Evalyne, Geofrey, Jackson, Fred, John, Appollo, Stephen, Lydia, Annet*, Cosma*
*not pictured


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