A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy a drier and cosmetics for the salon.


Kanyanku Ugafode Group's story

Kanyanku Ugafode group is located on the outskirts of Rukungiri Town. The group members are basically involved in agriculture with a few that deal in small scale retail shops, goat trade, salon care and restaurants.

Lydia is a married woman and a mother of three. Her main business is a beauty salon but she supplements with income from farming. She has only one child who goes to school since the other one is still young. She does all this with the support of her husband who encouraged her to start the salon business in 1999. Her main clients are basically women from around Rukungiri town. Lydia is determined to use the loan acquired from Kiva partner UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) to change her life and for her family by investing it in her salon business. She has secured a loan of ugx. 800,000 through the group in order to buy better driers and cosmetics to improve the quality of her services.

In this group: Lydia, Vincent, Gereva, Joram, Julius


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