A loan of $1,175 helped a member to open a shop selling essential commodities.


Pamela Nabuuma’S Group's story

Pamela N. lives in the Rubaga Division of Kampala. She is 32 years old, married, and has three children, ages 6, 4, and 2. For the past four years she has been selling charcoal, thanks to an initial loan from MCDT. She buys sacks of charcoal from villagers for 18,000/= (Ugandan shillings, about $10 US) and sells it in much smaller amounts, starting at 500/= (about 30 cents). Ultimately, she makes a profit of about 7,000/= per sack (about $4).


She rents a stand in Kibuye where she sells her charcoal. Sometimes it is difficult because people ask for charcoal on credit and don’t pay her back, or people try to con her or steal her things.


With a new loan, she would like to start another retail business selling items used daily in the home, such as salt, sugar, rice, and cooking oil. With this expanded inventory, she will be able to earn a regular income. Her ultimate goal is to construct a house in the Wakiso district.


Pamela has successfully paid back more than five loans.

In this group: Pamela, Cissy, Aidah, Fatina



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