A loan of $3,025 helped a member to purchase more bags of charcoal to resell.


Wanyange Tusubiira Women's Group's story

Selling charcoal is a business which has become increasingly lucrative in every sense of the word, going by the many people who prefer charcoal in their daily cooking purposes. Many people living in Ugandan urban centers and those operating restaurants are increasingly partial to the usage of charcoal, as it is easily available and less costly.
However, this high demand for charcoal has seen a surge in its price. A bag of charcoal which used to cost less than UGX 50,000 is now costing in the range of UGX 150,000-200,000. This has somewhat played into the hands of most charcoal entrepreneurs, not only in Kampala, but in places like Jinja and Mbale which are growing metropolises.

48-year-old Harriet has been engaged in a charcoal sales business for close to 25 years now. She conducts her trade in Jinja.
Harriet, who is happily married with 5 energetic kids, also earns side income from selling firewood.
She says she will use her loan to purchase more bags of charcoal to resell.

In this group: Harriet, Mastula, Lukiya, Irene, Hamida, Florence, Perusi, Basoga, Fatuma*, Norah, Stella, Bagirana
*not pictured


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