A loan of $3,125 helped a member the purchase of more bags of charcoal and firewood for resale.

Lutengo Development Group B-Mukono's story

36-year-old Joseph W. makes common cause with Lutengo Development group B-Mukono. A decade is the period of time he has been running his charcoal, firewood and beef sales businesses in Lutengo-Mukono. Credit for the setting up of this business, he says, goes to his father who, he says, offered him not only financial support but also moral support. Prior to that, his efforts were more concentrated on a shoe sales business.

The longevity and stability in his business operations, he says, all boils down to two factors: diligence and a determined sense of purpose. Joseph is happily married with two children. Weekly, he says, these businesses generate shillings 100,000. With this loan, he says he is going to purchase more bags of charcoal and more firewood to resell.

In this group: Joseph, Haruna, Samuel, David, Lawrence*, Justine, Patricia, Juliet, Margret, Betty, Jane, Swaibu, Florence, Justine, Isa*
*not pictured

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