A loan of $325 helped to buy textiles for sewing clothes.

Shakira's story

Shakira is a 43-year-old married woman who has mothered seven children. She is hopeful that with her hard work she will help them grow and have the best education.

She is a tailor and has done tailoring for the last six years. She has seen the business grow from one level to another in the last six years. In addition to tailoring she also sells matoke and this boosts the incomes of the family greatly. Her business is located in Bugongi trading centre, and her customers are mainly the local people.

She would like to use the loan money (UGX 800,000) to buy textiles for her tailoring. This will help her to make more income.

Shakira’s main challenge is competition, which is stiff in the area and which affects her sales and hence income. She works six days a week and ten hours per day, and this she says has helped her serve her customers on time, which helps her win their favor.

She is very positive about achieving her dream in life.

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