A loan of $1,175 helped a member to increase her stock of bananas.

Damalie Nakijaba's Group's story

Damalie N., the leader of a group of five women, is 53 and single with three children, aged 33, 32 and 25, all of whom are working. Damalie also has five grandchildren. She lives in a semi-urban slum on the outskirts of Kampala that is prone to flooding during the rainy season.

Damalie has been selling bananas in Nakawa market for the last 24 years, working six days a week at a kiosk she rents in the market. Obtaining her bananas from a truck that transports them to the Mbarara village market, she must pay not only for the produce but also the high transportation fees.The biggest challenge Damalie faces is selling the bananas before they go bad. Her customers are families and other vendors in the market.

Damalie has been working with MCDT for the past five years, during which time she has been able to pay the school fees for her children and buy a house with three rooms.

Damalie hopes to continue to develop her business so that she can one day buy another plot of land.

In this group: Damalie, Rosemary, Teo, Alima, Hadija

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