A loan of $2,250 helped a member to help several small businesses grow.

Bbogo Women's Group's story

Bbogo is a small village in Lugazi where the soil is very fertile. N. Dezi, the chairperson of Bbogo Women’s Group, has taken advantage of that fertility by raising bananas known locally as matooke, potatoes and maize on her family's land. She also prepares a local brew known as waragi for sale using a certain kind of banana that grows on her farm. She also buys these bananas from other farmers, since demand for the beverage is extremely high, especially among fishermen.

Dezi is 42 years old, married and has 10 children, six girls and four boys. She chairs a loan group that has been together for 10 years. All of the group's members agree that before loans were available, life was hard and if your business encountered problems, that was the end. Now, one can get a loan and invest in other businesses while growing your own and helping it through hard times. Because this is possible, local people can now send their children to school.

Dezi has applied for a new loan to expand her businesses by buying more bananas and a drum in which to make waragi, as well hire workers for her farm who can help her prepare to plant new crops. The other members of this group will use their portions of this loan to expand their own small businesses.

In this group: Dezi, Jennifer, Margaret, Sarah, David, Aidah, Fred, Milly, Grace

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