A loan of $3,800 helped a member to purchase more bags of charcoal to resell.

Buvumu Development Group's story

Talk about being highly productive, 41 year-old Robert personifies that. Robert's resolve and prolificacy has been part and parcel of his success the last four years as he plys his charcoal sales trade in Kampala.

The affable father of three is also a teacher by profession.

Like many of his contemporaries, his involvement in an auxiliary business is, by and large, brought to pass by the low remuneration which teachers in Uganda have to contend with. Many teachers have to supply the deficiencies in their salaries with side businesses. The earnings from his charcoal sales trade are invaluable in elevating his overall income. Weekly this business's gross sales returns are to the tune of Uganda shillings 100,000.

Robert's group is on their second loan cycle. The repayment record has been good.

Robert says this Kiva loan will render him help in the purchase of more bags of charcoal to resell.

In this group: Robert, Florence, Billy, Milly, Robert, Stephen, Lydia, Agnes, Grace, Aisha*, Bosco, Annet, Johnson, Evelist*, Kassim, Livingstone, Sulah, Hillary, Robert, Mastula*, Daniel
*not pictured

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