A loan of $1,900 helped a member to purchase more goats to resell and molasses to make more local gin.


Nshoko Kwekamba Group's story

A sparky disposition is what has endeared 54-year-old Jackson to his clientele. He has won laurels for the good-humored way he relates to clients who purchase goats and local gin from him. This has, in many respects, put his business in the running. Though he still has much more ground to make up to solidify his niche, he remains upbeat about success. For Jackson, the sky is the only limit.

Jackson, who is happily married with 6 lively kids, plies his trade in Bushenyi. His business took root 6 years ago. In those 6 years, he has strengthened his insight on how to run a business proficiently. Jackson says his goat sales trade is much more profitable than his local gin business, but he runs them concurrently and does not have any regrets.

On the side, Jackson also subsists on income from a modest farming business. Weekly, he says his sales income from his goat sales trade is in the sum of 100,000 Ugandan shillings. "It could be more if I had more goats," he notes.

Jackson says with this Kiva loan, he will begin with a clean slate. He plans on purchasing more goats to resell. He also plans on purchasing molasses to make more local gin.

In this group: Jackson, Jaires, Jamiru*, Nelson, Annah, Joseph, Sylvestina, Amina, Nathan, Federesi*, Annah, Kyakunda
*not pictured


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