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A loan of $4,800 helped a member buy food such as maize, rice, beans & cassavas.

Nkokonjeru Model Group's story

Musa earns a livelihood as a food sales businessman in Lugazi. This father of 2 has 4 years experience in this business. He sells food such as maize flour, rice, beans, cassavas, etc. Though he has not yet made the cut as per what he envisaged at the threshold, he is upbeat about his prospects.

Musa rose to the occasion when the opportunity availed itself. His close acquaintances too had been prevailing upon him to take root in the business. Musa also ekes out side income from a motorcycle transportation business.

Musa's group is on their 4th loan cycle. Food sales businesses are lucrative ventures which many low income people rely on to make ends meet. Weekly, Musa's gross sales income is to the tune of 30,000 Uganda shillings. Musa says this Kiva loan will help him out witih the purchase of more food such as maize, rice, beans, cassava, etc. to resell

In this group: Musa, Masaba, Annet, Justine*, Hasifa, Sserwadda, Grace*, Aisha, Musa, James, Alex, Juma, Scovia, Mutwalibu
*not pictured

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