A loan of $2,750 helped a member to purchase more bags of charcoal to resell.


Wanyange Tusubiira Women's Group's story

Business adversity invariably borrows its sharpest sting from most people's impatience. Impatience can spell doom for most businesses, especially if it's manifested from the threshold. This means it may most likely be somebody's second nature. That impatience, in most cases, stems from the desire to make profits hastily in a short spell of time.

Harriet, a 46-year-old affable and high-spirited mother of five has always tried to steer clear of that bug that most people catch to make quick profits. From her perspective, patience in a desire to notch up something may be bitter, but the fruits will always be sweet. That, in essence, means she willingly and slowly takes all the bad and good experiences in stride and she knows that her fortitude in the face of all this, is the key to not only short term but also long term success.

Painstaking and unwavering diligence and tenaciousness have been her precepts in the course of the last two decades as she goes about her business trivial round-to with charcoal sales in Jinja.

Harriet is a happy go lucky lady who set forth in her business with savings from her erstwhile farming business. Prior to that, Harriet was at wits end, mostly doing house chores, as she had no job. Monthly, this business generates 120,000 Ugandan shillings. This Kiva loan, Harriet says, is to help her purchase more bags of charcoal to resell.

In this group: Harriet, Lukiya, Basoga, Mastula, Fatuma, Florence, Irene, Ronald, Harriet, Zuena, Hamida*, Perusi, Agnes, Bagirana, Mebra
*not pictured


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