A loan of $4,975 helped a member to purchase more pairs of shoes to sell.


Akutwala Ekiro Bulenga Group's story

The nice shoes this 38-year-old mother of 5 has been selling for the past 8 years, plus her warm good-natured disposition is what has endeared Scovia to most of her old and new clients alike. She set forth in this business with pep talk and moral and financial support from close relatives. Prior to that, Scovia was involved in a restaurant business. She has built on her experience over the past 8 years. She rationalizes that the only key to success in any business is diligence.

On the side, she earns more profits from her farming business. She grows crops such as bananas, beans and cassava which are staple foods in most parts of Mpigi. The supplementary farming business has been pivotal too in her quest to extricate herself out of narrow circumstances. Weekly her sales revenue totals up to 100,000 Ugandan shillings. The requested loan will assist her in the purchase of more pairs of shoes to resell.

In this group: Scovia, Florence, Edith, Jane, Mary, Rose, Ritah, Mary, Premah, Rose, Prossy, Rose, Betty, Josephine
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