A loan of $2,175 helped a member to buy building materials to build an improved pig sty.

Rwemengo Tumanyane Devt Group's story

Joyce is a 54-year-old widow with six children, three of whom are still in school. She also takes care of two dependants who are her nephews; they are also in school.

Joyce owns a small bar in rural Ibanda, and most of her clients are the community members who cannot afford processed beer and resort to locally brewed gin. Joyce supports the income from the bar with a piggery project of about six pigs, which she sells on quarterly basis.

She will use the loan to build an improved pig sty to shelter her pigs from the harsh weather and wild animals. With new structure, she hopes the quality and quantity of her pigs will increase.

She is grateful to the group members for the support, and thanks the Kiva lenders for partnering with them despite being in a very remote area.

In the picture are 25 members who all signed the waiver form because they all belong to the group; some are not taking loans this cycle, but intend to take loans during the next cycle.

In this group: Joyce, Celesensio, Lauben, Lawrence, Vereriyano, Gastone, Denis, John, Donald, Francis, Gilbert, Vicent, Robert, Doreen, Benjamin, James, Charles, Jonan, Joseph

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