A loan of $4,000 helped a member to buy more bed sheets, curtains and nets for sale.


Balikyewunya Women's Group's story

Mariam Nakazzi has been the chairperson of Balikyewunya women's group in Gayaza for six and a half years. She is single with six children and she cares for her sister who is in a tailoring school in Gayaza. Of her children, two are out of school and managing their own families while four are studying.

Mariam's business is selling used clothing including bed sheets, curtains and nets. She has done this for 15 years. She transacts her business by moving from one busy location to another to daily markets around her home area. She buys her stock in bales from Kampala once every week and business is good. People like secondhand clothes because they are unique and long lasting unlike new clothes. From one bale, on average Mariam makes a profit of $50 and sometimes more depending on the quality of the products. Mariam intends to use the loan to buy more bed sheets, curtains and nets for sale. Her dream is to one day open up an outlet in the trading centre so that she can sell from one place while she hires someone else to do the walking around with other stock. She believes this will increase her income, hence more profits.

Mariam will share this loan with the other group members.

In this group: Mariam, Regina, Samalie, Florence, Dezilanta, Margaret, Patrick, Herman, Sarah, Florence
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