A loan of $2,350 helped a member to purchase more goats to resell.

Bwanda Bakyara Kwetungura Group's story

It's been a decade now since 54-year-old Miria set forth in her animal sales trade in Rukungiri in Western Uganda in East Africa. This happily married mother of four says she began her business, mostly selling goats, under the financial auspices of a government agricultural advisory services scheme. On the side, she plys a modest banana sales business that she says generates income that she reinvests in her main business.

A decade's experience in this business has taught her much about the unpredictable nature of doing business. She says unwavering hard work, proper planning, perseverance and moral support, especially from close family, have contributed a lot to her success. Monthly, she says her gross sales profits total up to 200,000 Ugandan shillings. She says, with this Kiva loan, she intends to purchase more goats to resell.

In this group: Miria, Sezi, Specious, Julius, Patrick, Rose, Charles*, Harriet, Dinah, Jenerous, Lauben, Siperata*, Lydia, Generous
*not pictured

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