A loan of $575 helped to buy building materials.


Jege's story

Jege is 30-year-old man from Ndeija, a village in Mbarara district. He grew up with his father alone as his mother died while delivering him. His father was a poor peasant who could not afford tuition fees for his school, but instead trained him how to make bricks when he was just 7 years old. He got serious in the business at the age of 15 years after the death of his father and started supplying bricks to the nearby centers.

Out of his savings he managed to marry a hardworking woman, and they have three children together who are all attending school. With the children, the family has expanded and the small house he built in his teen years cannot adequately and conveniently house them. He has already made bricks as seen in the photograph and laid the foundation; however, he wants the loan to buy construction materials such as cement and shutters and to hire laborers for the job. He will use a small portion of the loan to cover the tuition costs for his children.

He is a hardworking and resilient man who envisions a bright future for his children.



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