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Total loan: $4,550
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Balikuddembe Women's Group

Uganda
Lugazi, Uganda / Food Market

A loan of $4,550 helped a member to purchase more bananas, rice, and sweet potatoes to resell, and to pay fees for her kids.


Balikuddembe Women's Group's story

45-year-old Grace is a happy camper. She is highly optimistic. For the past decade, Grace has been bringing tenacity, diligence, and determination to her food sales enterprise in the Lugazi food market. Hard work is an important part of her daily routine. Grace, a happily-married mother of 7, has struck quite a chord with many of her clients with her friendly attitude and the way she acts expeditiously in attending to them. Unbeknownst to her, it has kept clients coming and her business afloat. Grace sells staple foods such as bananas, maize flour, sweet potatoes, yams, Irish potatoes, green vegetables, and rice. Grace also subsists on some modest income from a cattle sales business. Prior to engaging in the above business, she was leaning more toward farming. Grace is on the ball and she sees more success on the horizon. Her determination, hard work ethic, and tenacity are distinguishing traits that will continually work in her favor. She says that her weekly gross sales are to the tune of Uganda shillings 50,000. Grace says she intends to utilize this Kiva loan to purchase more bananas, rice, and sweet potatoes to resell, and will use the rest to pay fees for her kids.

In this group: Grace, Josephine, Rehema*, Harriet, Milly, Sarah, Sarah, Paul, Betty, Mariam, Teddy, Mariam*, Christine, Kamada, Sumaya, Asuman*, Fred, Sarah
*not pictured


Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: August 4, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Pearl Microfinance Limited

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Loan details

Loan length:

6 months
Disbursed date: August 4, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Pearl Microfinance Limited