A loan of $2,025 helped a member to buy charcoal.

Tweweyo Tukore Grp Group's story

Aidah, a single mother of 5 children, lives in rural Lyantonde. Having no source of income to depend on except subsistence farming, Aidah resorted to selling charcoal since it was in demand by the town dwellers who can not afford gas, let alone the high cost of electricity. Through the sales she has managed to save some money to pay for her children's tuition as well as meet other household demands.

Because her capital base was so small she, together with eleven other members from the same village, sought out financial assistance. There was no better alternative than Ugafode since the other institutions in their reach are commercial banks that can not lend to her category of people (rural poor).

She will use the loan to buy more stock such that she can increase her profits and buy a plot of land on which she will build a residential house in the future. She is a hardworking woman, though her challenges are that she has no alternative sources of income and has to strain the business for all the household needs.

In this group: Norah, Sula, Stephen, Sulaiman, John, Wilson, Sylivia, Aidah, Jane Frances, Atanasi, Gertrude, Rose
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