A loan of $1,425 helped a member to buy a sewing machine.

Itara Women's Group's story

Harriet, aged 36 years, is a resident of Rubaya village in Mbarara district. She dropped out of school after senior four and got married at the age of 18. At the age of 25 with 3 children, she divorced because of being battered by her husband. She started up a small business of tailoring in order to survive and also to cater for her children. This business grew and helped her to sustain her father’s family and supporting education for her young brothers. She later obtained a loan of 500,000 from Ugafode which has helped her to prosper, and this inspired her to mobilize women of her age to form a development group called Itara Women. This group has also succeeded in other developmental projects and is requesting a loan to help them increase the working capital for their different businesses. Harriet will use the loan to buy another sewing machine to create employment for one of her nieces.This will also help to increase her efficiency and therefore an increase in income. She is a hard-working and creative woman who delights in the development of others.

In this group: Florah, Jane, Harriet, Shebronia, Kellen, Jolly, Mauda

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