A loan of $4,600 helped a member the purchase of more bales of clothes for resell.


Balikyewunya Gayaza Womens Group A-Kampala's story

Needless to say, hard work and constant revamping measures produce profitable results, especially when one is speaking from a business point of view.

50-year-old N. Christine of Balikyewunya Gayaza women's group in Kampala can relate to the aforementioned statement, given that for the last twenty years she has successfully been presiding over her secondhand clothing sales business in Kampala. She has been able to live within her means from this business for all these years. In a way, being a widow also pushed her to work extra hard, knowing she had to raise school fees for her kids.

Previously she was more into banana sales. It was a business that did not generate much in terms of profits, but she still managed to survive. Now, however, she wants to rejuvenate her current business with the purchase of more bales of used clothing to resell. In a week she makes about $27, a relatively low figure considering the responsibilities she has.

In this group: Christine, Robert, Fausta, Bosco, Mohammad, Mariam, Margaret*, Moses, Sarah, Mariam*, Allen, Herman
*not pictured


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