A loan of $4,500 helped a member to purchase more soft drinks, like sodas and passion fruit juice, to resell.


Kweyamba Women's Namawojolo Group's story

39-year-old Zam has been operating her soft drinks business for the past 20 years in Lugazi. The happily married mother of 1 says she began this business with savings from her farm sales business. 20 years have been years of nothing but hard work, sacrifice, determination and perseverance. Without that perseverance she says she would not have achieved that longevity. She says the huge market for soft drinks in her area of operation keeps her business going. Most of her drinks sell highly during the dry seasons, and demand normally subsides during the rainy seasons. Travelers along the route that leads one from Kampala, Uganda's capital city, to the east side of the country are normally the ones who buy a treat of her drinks. This route has many traveler refreshment stopovers, notably in the area where Zam operates. On the side, Zam also does farming and cattle raising. She says her gross monthly sales profit totals up to 250,000 Ugandan shillings (~$97), and she says with this Kiva loan she intends to purchase more soft drinks, like sodas and passion fruit juice, to resell.

In this group: Zam, Sadati*, Justine, Mary, Justine, Magret, Steven, Florence, Derusi, Night, Olivia, Daisy, Effrance, Bruno, Haawa*, Rehema*, Cissy, Christine
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