A loan of $1,875 helped a member to purchase more sugar, salt, maize flour, cooking oil, etc to resell.

Kweterana Women's Group's story

Establishing good working relationship with customers is one stock in trade that many business people gloss over but it is absolutely indispensable. That, combined with hard work and a purposeful modus operandi is pivotal for business success.

32-year-old Geofrey plies a retail enterprise in Ntungamo and he can attest to the above. The lusty father of four says he obtained a footing five years ago in this business with savings from his agro sales business. On the side, Geofrey also ekes out side income from his farming business.

At his shop, he sells a variety of general merchandise retail commodities, to wit- sugar, soap, salt, cooking oil, etc. The fact that he incessantly restocks his shop with goods when demand is high has lent his business countenance. Five years experience in the retail business has brought him to terms with the many fundamental aspects of enforcing and consolidating growth in a business. Remaining philosophical in the face of adversity is also another invaluable lesson he has learnt.

Geofrey's weekly gross sales income is to the tune of Uganda shillings 100,000. His second fiddle business is farming. This Kiva loan, he says, is to render him help in the purchase of more retail stock to resell. He is planning on purchasing more sugar, salt, maize flour, cooking oil, etc to resell.

In this group: Geofrey, Edisa, Peace, Roy, Joy, Hassan, Justus, Ellineous, Amidah*
*not pictured

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