A loan of $4,000 helped a member to purchase more bags of charcoal to resell.

Twekembe Kikooza Group-Mukono's story

Joyce N., 46, is happily married with six children who all go to school.

She has been working in the rather lucrative charcoal sales business in and around Mukono town for the last decade. Charcoal is used by many households, not only in Mukono but all over Uganda, for cooking purposes.

Joyce began this business under the auspices of her husband, who she says is a good-humored gentleman who has given her the latitude to freely go about her business, even if it means traveling long distances to sell her bags of charcoal.

Joyce says what motivated her to work in this business were the high profits she was seeing her close friends making out of selling charcoal. Her profits total up to 80000 shillings a week.

With this loan, Joyce says she is looking forward to purchasing more bags of charcoal to resell. She belongs to Twekembe Kikooza group-Mukono.

In this group: Joyce, Florence, Sarah, Jane, Sarah, Norah, Agness, Norah, Betty, Gladys*, Getrude, Mary, Robinah, Madalena*, Robinah*
*not pictured

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