A loan of $1,075 helped a member to hire labor and buy materials for making barkcloth (a fiber made from trees).


Kalangala Group's story

The Kalangala Group is located in the rural area of Kalangala. The major business of these group members is barkcloth making (a fiber made from trees) and farming. This is their second loan cycle.

Juliet, a 26-year-old, is married with four children aged from 2 to 8 years, of whom two go to school. She is a barkcloth maker. She works for six days a week and 12 hours a day. Her other sources of income are farming and pig rearing. She started the barkcloth business in 2005 with an aim of expanding her income base so that she could be able to get school fees for her children.

Her clients are mainly traders. She will use the loan to boost her barkcloth business by increasing the labor force. By doing this, she will be able to fulfill her dreams of supplying on a large scale and therefore, meet the needs of the customers. She describes herself as a hardworking and honest person. She thanks the Kiva lenders through UGAFODE for bringing them to the path of achieving their dreams.

In this group: Juliet, Henry, Magret, Sabin, Lawrence, Juliet



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