A loan of $4,575 helped a member to purchase bags of cement, sand and other construction materials for the construction of two self-contained rooms for rent in Jinja.


Bugembe Katwe Women's Group's story

If there is any business which has grown in popularity in the last five years or so, it has to be rentals. Many people are taking a liking for this business because one is assured of money from rent payments from tenants at the end of every month. This business is mostly a roaring trade in the urban areas where many people are moving. Currently, however, many of the individuals involved in this kind of business have been grumbling about a recently introduced property tax that they have to pay each month. Most of the landlords are facing a scenario where many clients are looking for cheaper options given the tough economic status quo.

George, 61 years old, has been in the rentals business for the past 17 years. He says most of them have been looking for a quick fix for the problems they face but to little avail. George, a down-to-earth father of six, says, despite that, many landlords like himself are still able to live within the ways and means of their businesses. Seventeen years of experience in this business have taught George much about how to be successful. He says he banked on savings from his farming business to take root in the business. On the side, George also ekes out additional income from a modest mattress sales enterprise that he began seven years ago.

Monthly, George says his business generates him income to the tune of 300,000 Ugandan shillings. He says that he intends to utilize this Kiva loan to purchase bags of cement, sand and other construction materials for the construction of two self-contained rooms for rent in Jinja, in the east of Uganda in East Africa.

In this group: George, Rashida, Mutesi, Catherine, Hasfa*, Getrude, Alice, Teddy, Vicent, Zainab*, Peter, Amina*, Maureen, Saleh, Sarah, Munusa, Robinah, Sam, Sulaiman
*not pictured


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