A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy bark-cloth.

Flying Eagles Youth Group's story

Grace is a member of Flying Eagles Youth Group which is located in Butula on the outskirts of Kyotera town. He is a single father with six children and he is 40 years old. He lives in a village in Rakai district with his children; five of his children still attend different schools around the area.

He is a businessman and a farmer too. His main business is bark-cloth selling and he has been in this business since 1997. He is also a farmer who deals in coffee growing.

He works six days a week and each day he works for 7 hours. He started this business in order to earn money for paying school fees for his children and to satisfy their day-to-day needs.

He has acquired this loan in order to buy more stock (to re-stock) of the bark clothes. He sells his products to traders in the city. His dreams are to build rentals in a nearby trading centre which can be of more help to his children and to educate the children to the highest level of education. His main challenge is changes in fuel prices which makes transport to the city very costly and this forces him to sell his products from his home at low prices.

He describes himself as an honest and hard working man.

In this group: Grace, Eria, Moses, Patrick, Samuel, Malia, Viola, Onesmus, Jude, Benaleta, Fred
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