A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy supplies to expand a poultry business.

Kamwokya B Group's story

Harriet N. is a 37-year-old mother of five children in Kamuli, Uganda. She earns a living raising and selling poultry, making about $10,000 Ugandan shillings (the equivalent of $9 U.S. dollars) each week. In order to meet her basic needs, including maintaining her home and care for her children, Harriet hopes to start a wholesale business.

Harriet has applied for a loan of $1,250 U.S. dollars along with three other women. Harriet has taken out a loan before and paid it back on time, so she is confident that she will be able to repay this one as well. In this type of group loan, the money is divided among each woman to invest in her own business. They guarantee each other's loans, so that if one woman can't repay it, the others will cover her share. Florence M. has a business in selling matooke (green plaintains, a Ugandan food staple) and wants to start a retail shop; Esther N. wants to expand her used clothing store; Scovia M. wishes to purchase more food for her stand.

In this group: Harriet, Florence, Esther, Scovia

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