A loan of $3,850 helped a member to purchase more crates of soft and hard drinks to resell.

Kayunga Market Women's Group B's story

Owning a business is a worthwhile proposition that many people have of late been eager to explore. From the estimation of 28-year-old Esther, it carries a whole lot of meaning and brings dividends that one would not enjoy while in formal employment.

Esther, a happy-go-lucky mother of two set forth in her pub business a year ago. She operates from Kayunga, a stone's throw away from Kampala. She had gotten disillusioned with the red tape manifest in formal employment.

Esther says from the day she started working, the thought of being her own boss always crossed her mind. She invariably wanted to have the leverage to make her own decisions. What has helped Esther in periods of uncertainty has been her ability to look on the bright side of things. A pub is a profitable venture so if one is painstaking in his or her plans and adds a sense of shrewdness, they are bound to reap big.

Esther sells both hard and soft beverages at her pub. Monthly, her sales profits add up to Ugandan shillings 350,000. Esther’s group is on their 5th loan with Pearl Micro-finance. Esther also ekes out a side income from farming. She says she will use her loan to purchase more crates of soft and hard drinks to resell.

In this group: Esther, Esther, Hadija*, Jane, Mary, Milly, Waliya, Agati, Annet, Kavin, Badaga, Safi*, Ssenoga

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