A loan of $2,475 helped a member to buy more clothes to resell.


Atakola Womens Group, Jinja's story

Betty I. is the leader of the Atakola group in Jinja. She is 48 years old, is married, and has 2 children aged 21 and 13 years. Betty sells second-hand clothes as a mobile seller by moving to different markets in and around Jinja. Her customers are mostly community members and she is able to make 50,000 UGX in weekly profit. Betty works alone in her business hence knows how to manage her resources. She has been in this business for 20 years. To start the business, she got capital from a restaurant. She attributes her success to determination. Her plan is to be able to expand her business and have a second business where someone will assist her to sell clothes in a stationed market stall. Betty has been able to buy goats from her accumulated profits and hopes to expand this kind of farming. Betty needs a loan to be able to buy more clothes for resale.

In this group: Betty, Jenipher, Milly, Jamila, Mayimuna, Hasani, Kaawa, George, Prossy, Rose*
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