A loan of $4,875 helped a member the group is made up of 20 women from the local community and has been borrowing for ten years for the women’s various business enterprises. They are hardworking women who, as a group, are responsible for the timely repayment of their loans. The loan funds will be distributed among the group members, who will invest in their own businesses. The members mutually guarantee one another's loans. If one member does not repay, the other members are responsible.

Tusooka Kkayula Women's Group's story

K. (age 32) is one member of the group. She has owned a restaurant for 8 years, from which she serves breakfast, lunch, and supper to the locals. She would use the loan to buy chairs and a table, and also to pay the salaries of her two employees. She cooks and prepares a range of meals including bananas, sweet potatoes, rice, meat, chicken, fish, and greens. She works from 5am to 9pm, then returns home to her husband and three children. Her eldest child is ten, and K. hopes that her daughter will become a nurse when she finishes school. Her husband works as a driver.

Sarah (age 33) has been purchasing scrap metal from the locals for 12 months now. Each month she hires three workers and a driver and his truck to take her the 40 miles to the nearest town, where she sells the scrap to a large merchant. She sells between five and seven tons of scrap metal each week. She also has a small sugar cane farm and employs one worker to run it. She would use the loan to pay the salary of her farm worker, and in this way she could keep both businesses afloat. Sarah is married and has eight children ranging in age from 17 to 2 years old. Her husband owns a general store. She hopes to pay for her eldest child's tuition in a business course. She would like him to become a tailor.

In this group: Kamis, Grace, Regina, Sarah, Anjerah, Sarah, Eva, Sarah, Lukiya*, Yalaya, Nakito, Robert*, Margaret, Yasaude, Scoyca*, Tuyla, Musa, Jane, Florence, Fatuma
*not pictured

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