A loan of $1,800 helped a member to purchase sugar, soap, cooking oil, plastics, etc. to resell.

Rwobusisi Bakyara Tukorerehamwe Group's story

Peace, a 36-year-old mother of six, obtained her footing in the lucrative retail trade six years ago in Rukungiri. She sells an array of general merchandise retail items which sell well. She sells highly favored commodities like sugar, maize flour, soap, cooking oil, toothpaste, plastics, rice, beans, salt, etc.

The six years have been chequered years in terms of fortunes but, by and large, she says her achievements are more noteworthy than the adversity she has faced. Many rank and file people in rural areas where Peace plys her business are partial to retail outlets because of their favorable and pocket friendly prices.

Before Peace established this business, her daily round mostly revolved around house chores. She has come a long way from her wits'-end situation. At present, she also has a modest banana sales business from which she ekes out a side income. Peace says that her gross monthly sales income totals up to 135,000 Ugandan shillings. This is the fifth time that Peace's group has received a loan from Pearl Microfinance and their repayment record has been good.

Peace says she intends to use this Kiva loan to purchase more retail items such as sugar, soap, cooking oil, plastics, etc. to resell.

In this group: Peace, Asiat, Frank, Allan, Beatrice, Leonard, Godfrey, Lydia, Alexandria, Eugine, Benon, Susan

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