A loan of $1,375 helped a member to buy building materials for constructing a workshop.

Ibanda Carpenters Association Group's story

Ibanda Carpenters’ Association is located on the outskirts of Ibanda Town. The group is comprised only of men who make all kinds of household items.
Francis is a single father who lost his wife in a car accident in 2011. He has five children and also takes care of his sister's two kids because their mother failed to provide their basic needs.

Francis runs a small carpentry workshop with capital of UGX.200,000. He also runs a small retail shop, all of which he does single-handedly. He intends to use the loan money to construct an improved workshop for his carpentry business. He will use some of the money to add stock in his retail shop and the balance to pay school fees for his children.

His main challenge is harsh weather conditions which affect him while working due to poor housing, and thieves who steal his timber at night. Despite all the challenges, Francis is a very hard-working and determined man, who wants to send his children to good schools and provide them with the basic needs.

In this group: Augustus, Francis, Wilberforce, Deo, Gorden

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