A loan of $3,600 helped a member to purchase more timber to use at his workshop.

Kicwamba Tukore Group's story

A one-track-mind inclination and failing to think outside the box in a business as competitive as carpentry is a recipe for a crisis or failure. One has to be innovative, open-minded and have the ability to make decisions independently and under pressure to make progress. That's from the perspective of 46-year-old David, a been there, done that, down-to-earth father of four buoyant kids who plies his carpentry trade in Rukungiri. He has been in this business for close to 20 years.

David makes an array of timber products at his workshop, such as chairs, tables, desks, sideboards, etc. He, at length, resells most of his products to his clientele, new and old alike. The good quality of his products has won him laurels. He has been able to consolidate on his achievements in the past 16 years, albeit with hard work and determination.

Farming is his other side source of income. As a matter of fact, David says he took root in his carpentry business with savings from his farming business. This business' gross monthly sales revenue is the sum of Uganda shillings 250,000. David says he intends to use this Kiva Loan to purchase more timber for use at his workshop. He anticipates being able to make more of the aforementioned wooden products to resell.

In this group: David, John, Justus, Fred, Jonah, Leopold*, Fideri*, Stanley, Allen, Joyce, Karoli, John
*not pictured

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