A loan of $2,375 helped a member to purchase better spare parts for his motorcycle and also maize and bean seeds to plant.


Arise Club Group's story

John is 28 years old and has been in the motorcycle transportation business in Mpigi for seven years. The good-humored father of two is a go-getter who knows the only way to get enough to survive is to work hard and put in long hours, sometimes burning the midnight oil. Mpigi is not so busy a town and it’s small. This means John has to strain every nerve to make ends meet most of the time. Most people are poor and cannot afford even basic commodities. It becomes difficult, therefore, to get clients who are willing to part with the modest money they have.
This is not a business for the faint-hearted and John knows it. It is not in his nature, however, to sulk nor is he predisposed to depression. He has to provide for his family and handle his other responsibilities. He therefore has no choice but to work hard. John also does some modest commercial farming at his small village farm. He grows bananas, cassava, maize and beans. His weekly business sales profits total 70,000 Shillings. John says he will use his Kiva loan to purchase better spare parts for his motorcycle and also maize and bean seeds to plant.

In this group: John, Abdul, John, Francis, Gerald, Monday, Edward, Resty, Mustafa, Anthony
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