A loan of $1,550 helped a member increase stock and install piped water.

Christine Kiwanuka's Group's story

Christine K. is the leader of a group of five women. She is 48 years old and is married with six children. Her eldest child is 20 years old and her youngest is 8 years old. All of her children are in school. Christine lives in a semi-urban slum on the outskirts of Kampala that is prone to flooding during the rainy season.

Christine has operated her retail shop for the past ten years. Her customers are mainly local people with families. Christine's biggest challenges are having only a few customers (who typically only buy small things) and the high cost of products.

Christine plans on using this loan to increase her stock by purchasing wholesale and to install piped water in her home. Christine will then be able to sell more products, including water, and increase her profits. With the profits, Christine will continue to pay school fees. She hopes to eventually be able to afford to buy a motorcycle to rent out and to purchase a refrigerator to sell cold drinks.

Christine has successfully paid back seven loans to MCDT. It is through these loans that she has been able to keep her children in school and install electricity.

In this group: Christine, Teopista, Eron, Rose, Rose

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