A loan of $950 helped a member to buy charcoal for resale.

Kisaakye Kimwanyi Group's story

Besi is a single mother of 38. She has four children and three dependents who all attend school. She sells charcoal to the low income people in one of the city slums–Katanga–and she also does tailoring to supplement her income as her side business. She took out a loan of 200,000 UGX for the purpose of restocking charcoal to sell during the Easter season. Her main clients are her neighbors and well-wishers. Her major challenge is bad weather: during the rainy seasons vehicles can’t go to the villages to collect charcoal, which reduces her supplies to sell to her customers. Her hopes for the future are to see her children prosper and to continue to borrow more money from Ugafode to sustain her business and pay for her children's tuition.

In this group: Rose, Hassifa, Sarah, Godfrey, Abby, Becca, Robinah, Milton, Sarah, Besi, Penirope, Sicola
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