A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy firewood and complete building her house.

Katwebumbe Youth Group's story

Katwebumbe, which translates as "Let’s mold ourselves,” was started by young women and men who were involved in the molding of stoves and ventilators out of clay. But they were and still are challenged by limited capital and rains that delay the drying process.

The men and women wanted to improve their and their families’ lives, but it was difficult for each to save enough money to do something big like build a house. So they decided as a group to borrow a lump sum and repay it in installments. In this case Katwebumbe has borrowed 2900 UGX from UGAFODE.

Sarah, a single mother of three, has taken her share to complete her house and is using the balance to buy firewood to dry the stoves. With the income from her stoves, she has been able not only to finish her house but to continue educating her children as well.

The group’s dream is to buy a cement mixer to mix the clay because doing it manually is time-consuming and hectic.

In this group: Winnie, Bosco, Mariam, Dalausi, Sarah, Karimu, Esther, Edward, Dan, Lawrence

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