A loan of $4,775 helped a member the purchase of more fishing nets and also a dairy cow.

Tumwesigye Women's Group-Mukono's story

39-year-old M. Firida belongs to Tumwesigye women’s group, Mukono. For the last 20 years she and her family have been counting on profits from fish sales in Mpunge for their subsistence. Firida is happily married and she is happy to credit her husband with the inspiration to set forth in this business.

Prior to taking root in this business she was involved in tailoring. Her hard work and determination has gotten her this far, she says. All her five children are in school as a result of her hard work which sees her make Shillings 400,000 a week. She also has a sideline dairy business that she says helps her supplement her profits. With this loan she wants to buy more fishing nets and also a dairy cow. This, she says, will go a long way toward helping her financially strengthen her business.

In this group: Firida, Amos, Yalya, Cissy, Ronald, Fred, Mohammad, Wilson, Dinah, Jennifer, Rehmah, Mukasa*, Fred, Betty, Alice, Authur, Tonny, Fred, Faridah, Fatumah, Fred*, Richard

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