A loan of $5,000 helped a member to buy more soda, mineral water and juice for her shop.


Mabira Development Group's story

Muwanga N. is the chairperson of Mabira Development Group, a group that has been together for 10 years. She has a retail shop business selling soda, juice and mineral water in Najjembe, located in the middle of Mabira forest on the Kampala - Jinja road. It is also a common place for selling roasted meat, chicken, yellow bananas and gonja to passengers in moving vehicles. She employs a total of five boys and girls to do the running around with cold water and juice to passengers in the stopping vehicles. The profits they make are shared with her as their daily wage; meaning the more they sell, the more they earn. Muwanga is a married woman with eight children of whom four are still in school. She takes care of one of her sick sister’s children, paying for school fees in a boarding section, plus one grandchild not yet in school.


Muwanga needs a loan to buy more soda, mineral water and juice for her shop. Her dream is to own a much bigger shop with more soda, mineral water and juice plus other goods like sugar, tea leaves and other foodstuffs to accompany her drinks.


Muwanga will share this loan with the members of her group. The group is really thankful to Kiva for giving them this opportunity.

In this group: Muwanga, Fazira, Fred, Robinah, Lukia, Margaret, Madinah, Gertrude, Doreen, George, Ismail, Esther, Hawa, Prossy, Christine, Ben, Margaret


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