A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy rice, beans and corn flour for her restaurant and charcoal for sale.


Mutungo Agaliawamu Womens Group's story

Adiya is a 42-year-old lady, a member of Mutungo Agali Awamu Women’s group and a widow whose husband was murdered in 1998. She has five children, three of whom go to school. Adiya operates a small restaurant out of which she earns a living for her family. She started this job after her husband passed. Adiya’s major clients are 'boda boda' cyclists (motor bike riders), builders, and passersby. Adiya took out her first loan of five hundred thousand shillings which she utilized efficiently and she was able to put up another business selling charcoal that has supplemented her income. However, she is requesting another loan to stock rice, beans and corn flour for her restaurant. Her dream is to build a decent home for her family, expand her businesses, and to see her children successfully finish school. Her major challenge is lack of enough capital which slows down the growth of her business and this does not only affect her business but also her family’s standard of living since she is the breadwinner. Adiya is very hardworking, sociable and honest. She will use the loan to buy rice, beans and corn flour for her restaurant and also some charcoal for the charcoal business.

In this group: Sarah*, Jane*, Adiya , Betty, Rebecca, Fatuma, Robert, Joyce, Beatrice, Mangadalena, Monica
*not pictured


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