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A loan of $800 helped a member to buy cosmetics and dryers.


Mirembe Women Group's story

Mirembe Women’s Group is located along a busy street of Kyotera town. Its members are business people within the town.

Joan is a mother of five between the ages of 9 and 18; three go to school. She is a very hard-working lady. 36-year-old Joan is a hairdresser who works four days a week and ten hours per day.

Joan started this business in 2003 after she realized how profitable it was. She rears pigs as a supplementary source of income.

Joan is going to use the loan to buy cosmetics and other equipment needed in the hair-dressing business.

The major challenge faced with her business is the constant debt of some of her customers.

Joan’s dream is to own a super market within the same town, because she feels that's when she will make a lot more income, since there is a high demand for those goods.

In this group: Amzah, Maxensia, Bitulensi, Simon, Joan


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