A loan of $4,050 helped a member to purchase more pairs of shoes and secondhand clothing to sell.


Sikyomu Widows' Association, Mpigi Group's story

30-year-old, enterprising N. Betty’s God-fearing and hardworking disposition has, for the last five years, been her reliable calling card in establishing a competitive niche in the market for her shoes and secondhand clothes business. Her business is located in Kyengera, Mpigi. Betty is also a goodnatured widowed mother of four kids. She says it’s mostly the youth who are her customers. Her business started off small by her purchasing small bales of secondhand clothing that she sold at discount prices. This laid the foundation for her current business. In a month, Betty makes 650,000 Ugandan shillings and with this loan she wants to buy more shoes to sell and also some secondhand clothing that she will sell as well. Betty belongs to Sikyomu Widows' Association of Mpigi.

In this group: Betty, Robert, Wine, Joseph, Florence, Juliet Kawuki, Rose, Joseph*, Aisha, Slyvia, Hadija, Ruth, Laiza, Hasifa, Sarah, Aisha, Scovia, Eva
*not pictured


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