A loan of $2,350 helped a member to buy agricultural produce to sell.

Katenga Turibanwe Group's story

Justine, a widow with four children, is a member of a Katenga Turibamwe Group subgroup. She is businesswoman who cultivates, buys and sells agricultural produce, which she has done since 2000. In addition to the produce business, she also does subsistence farming, which is her other source of income.

The business is located in rural Kakyera-Katenga-Mitooma, and she started the business to be able to develop her family and meet their basic needs. Her clients are mainly people from the neighboring district, and she hopes to buy more produce using the loan money (400,000 shillings).

Justine describes herself as an honest business partner and says this has greatly helped her in her business. She says competition is her main challenge, but she hopes to overcome it with time. Her hope is to get more loans, which will eventually help her to break through financially and enable her to meet her children's educational needs adequately. She thanks the group members for standing by each other and Kiva lenders for the great support.

In this group: Edaward*, Oliver, Javailo, Justine, Madina, Abias, Annet, Ziporah, Federico, Christine
*not pictured

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