A loan of $1,750 helped a member to purchase more fish to resell.

Mukene Women's Group's story

Nusula has been selling fish for the last decade in Lugazi. Nusula is 45 years old and she is a mother to six children. She says she joined this business with the persuasion of close friends. Before that, she was involved in a food sales business. The ten years have been years where she has not only learnt the fundamentals of doing business, but also learnt the ways and means of making it profitable and successful.

The fact that Lugazi is near Lake Victoria is an advantage in her business in that she does not have to spend much in transport costs. The fact that fish sells highly on the markets in Lugazi and the surrounding towns is also another merit. Her biggest challenge, however, is the tight competition manifest in this trade. In some seasons too, the fish stocks in the lake go scarce, meaning the fishermen will not make many a catch. This, needless to say, adversely affects her business.

Nusula says she makes sales profits totaling up to Ugandan shillings 30,000 on a weekly basis. With this Kiva loan, Nusula says she is going to purchase more fish to resell.

In this group: Nusula, Mariam, Rashid, Prosycovia, Betty, Kadija, Mary, Abudu Maliki*, Agines
*not pictured

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