A loan of $2,200 helped a member to buy organic manure.

Honest Group Ishaka's story

Joan is 42 years and female. She is acquiring a loan of 800,000 UGX in a group of 10 members with a total loan amount of UGX 5,700,000. She is widowed with two children (one at school and one dependent who is an orphan). Her businesses are trading in bitengye and second hand shoes and tailoring. She works for eight hours in each of the seven days of the week. She also gets money from her coffee plantation. Her business is located in Ishaka–Bushenyi municipality. She started the business to earn a living and take care of her family since she is the only breadwinner at home. She is going to buy coffee husks to decompose and put into her coffee and banana plantation. She will use the proceeds for school fees. Joan’s clients are people around town and at the market since she always stages her business sometimes along the highway. She hopes that if her child finishes studies, she will be able to grow her business and be in a position to at least construct a shelter for herself and her family, which has always been a challenge in her life. She faces competition from many other business people with enough capital to inject in their businesses. She is a hardworking person committed to her business. She has always prayed for reduced interest, which has been done, and she now hopes that it's reduced further.

In this group: Jackline, Roset, Joan, Dauda, William, Agatha, Joan, Robinah, Rosseette, Apuri

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