A loan of $1,550 helped a member her plan is to build a house.


Specioza Nambooze's Group's story

Specioza is the leader of 5 group members. She is 50 and married with 4 children. Their ages are 26, 17, 15, and 13. The last 3 are in school. The community she works and lives in is semi urban and a slum within an area that is prone to flooding in the rainy season.

She buys rolls of material, which she takes for designing to tailors at a fee for onward selling. There are stalls for charcoal, vegetables, and bananas for food, which she collects from the rural areas and sells retail and wholesale.

Her main challenges are the seasonality of the agricultural produce, high taxation and transport costs, and the floods in the rainy season. The stalls become inaccessible during the rains, and at the same time it becomes difficult for her to move around in order to sell the clothes. There is a ready market for the other merchandise.

She is able to pay rent and school dues and contribute towards fending for the family. She was also able to buy a piece of land.

Her plan is to build a house. Specioza has paid back more than 10 loans.

In this group: Specioza, Cissy, Immaculate, Rose, Mariam
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