A loan of $2,000 helped a member to purchase more stones to break up and chicken mash.

Kwagala Development Group's story

In the days of old, it was unorthodox for a Ugandan woman to engage in activities perceived as being for only men. One of these activities which many consider as their source of livelihood is stone quarrying. Back then, It was a male-only preserve. Times have however changed ever since.

That conviction that women cannot bear a hand in this kind of business does not hold any place in Ugandan society anymore. More and more women have gone against societal grain and taken root in this business. 43-year-old Barbara is one of them. The steadfast mother of six plies her stone quarry trade in Kampala.

Her experience in this trade stretches to five years. The influence of close friends, she says, contributed a lot to her decision to have a stake in this business venture. As a supplementary business, Barbara also does some poultry farming.

By Pearl Micro-Finance accounts, this is the second time Barbara's group is receiving a loan. Their repayment pedigree has been good. She intends to use her loan to purchase more stones and chicken mash.

In this group: Barbara, Erisa Kakembo, Henry, Sarah, Sylivia*, Goretti, Winfred, Julius*, Prossy, Christine, Mary
*not pictured

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