A loan of $1,800 helped a member to buy traditional women's clothing to sell.


Prossy's Group's story

Deborah, a 35-year-old single mother of three children aged 3, 7 and 15, all in school, rents a shop in Kampala where she sells traditional wear for women known locally as "gomesi." She started this business after her husband abandoned her; as a mother, Deborah refused to sacrifice her children’s future, one that would be grim without education and all their basic needs being met. She therefore saved some money from the sale of charcoal, which enabled her to start a business selling traditional clothing in town, and this has enabled her to meet the growing needs of her family.

Deborah has dreams of expanding her business and educating her children up to higher levels of learning so that they have a bright future. With no support from the children's father, however, this is difficult. Limited capital has led to slow business growth, and she hopes the loan will help her boost the enterprise through the purchase of new stock which will attract more customers.

When approached, Deborah’s neighbors and workmates described her as a courageous, hardworking and co-operative lady.

In this group: Prossy, Deborah, Joseph, Margret, Fatuma, Hamiat, Lazia, Daphine, Reste, Christine
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