A loan of $4,075 helped a member macrene intends to use the loan to buy more green bananas, Irish potatoes, tomatoes, onions, and green pepper so as to expand her business.

Gwali Mutala Women's Group's story

Macrene, age 54, is the chairperson of Gwali Mutala Women’s Group in Kasanje. She is a farmer growing sweet potatoes and cassava on her family land; and at the same time she buys produce from other farmers, including bananas, Irish potatoes, tomatoes, and green pepper, which she takes to Kibuye farmers’ market every Wednesday for sale. She has been doing this with the help of her husband, who is also a farmer, for the past 20 years; and so far she is not regretting the path she took, especially with the loans she has been getting together with her members for 8 years now. Her dream is to buy a motorcycle to help her with the transportation of her produce from the villages, where she buys most of the produce. She is married with 8 children, the eldest being 35 years old and the youngest being 19. She also helps to look after 4 grandchildren who are still in school.

In this group: Macrene, Resty, Betty, Eva, Florence, Regina, Mariam, Christine, Mary, Mildred, Bernald, Agnes, Amina, Rose, Hussein, Barbara, Margaret, Edward, Allen, Harriet, Jenifer, Agnes

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