A loan of $2,350 helped a member to purchase more foods such as bananas, beans, and groundnuts to resell.

Rwabigangura Bakyara Twimukye Group's story

Business ownership from 34-year-old Juliet's estimation is a proposition that is well worthwhile from many angles. First, owning a business means one is their own boss, so they can make their own decisions. Secondly, one has many opportunities to learn and open new horizons for their business. Third, the diligence and long hours one employs in that business directly benefit the entrepreneur.

Before this happy mother of 6 set forth in her food sales business 20 years ago, she took the time upfront to explore and evaluate her prospective business and goals. Then she drew up a well thought out and comprehensive business plan to ensure she reaches her goals. Her pro-activeness, perseverance and resolve have come in handy in helping her notch up many successes.

Juliet sells high flavor foods and crops such as coffee, beans, ground nuts, maize, etc. at one of the biggest food markets in Rukungiri. Before she took root in this business, she worked in housekeeping. On the side, she has a modest retail outlet. She says the gross sales income from this business totals 250,000 Uganda shillings a month.

This is the third loan cycle for Juliet's borrowing group. Juliet says she intends to use this Kiva loan to purchase more foods such as bananas, beans, and groundnuts to resell.

In this group: Juliet, Christopher, Edson, Nelson, Stanley, Adrine, Geofrey, Provia, Boaz, Dononzio, Jovanis, Norah, Eric

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