A loan of $950 helped to buy building materials to finish her incomplete house.


Prossy's story

Prossy is 32 years old and a resident of Namugoona, an outskirt of the city. She is married with 2 children and one of them attends school. Prossy sells shoes. She started the business in 2008 so as improve on her daily income.

She went to school up to the level of secondary school, but her parents failed to continue with her studies due to the lack of funds to finance her studies. Therefore, she dropped out of school and decided to work as a house helper, from which she saved some small amount of money and decided to start up a small restaurant, which also challenged her, and later she tried selling secondhand shoes.

Prossy’s customers are mostly ladies, men and children around the area, and also other retailers. Prossy received a loan of 2,500,000 UGX to finish her small house so that she might be able to save the money she was paying for rent. She will use just a small portion to buy more stock of shoes.

Her major challenges are inadequate capital, competitors and rent charges. Prossy is a hardworking woman, and her aim is to have a good and big business that will help her improve her income and have a better life with her family.



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