A loan of $1,175 helped a member to increase her stock in her business.

Mastula Ndagire 's Group's story

Mastula is a 48-year-old widow with seven children ranging in age from 15 to 36 years old. Three of her children go to school and the rest are working. Her elder brother helps her pay school fees for the younger children. She rents a one-room house in a semi-urban area on the outskirts of Kampala, where she lives with three people. The house has no electricity or piped water. The family gets three meals a day.

Mastula rents a stall in Kalerwe, one of the city suburbs, where she sells vegetables like avocadoes, tomatoes, and onions two days a week. She sells to an average of 30 people a day. Mastula's major expenses include rent for the home and the business premises, school fees, and medication She also incurs transportation costs getting to and from villages to collect her produce. She has been in this business for the last twenty years. One of Mastula's main challenges is the rainy season, when the village roads become impassable.

Mastula is the leader of a group of 5 members. She has been with MCDT for over six years and is servicing her eighteenth loan, working all six years with the same group mates. She wants to use this loan to increase her stock in her business. Mastula is aspiring to build rental rooms on the plot of land she bought using her previous loans.

In this group: Mastula, Barbrah, Mariam, Joyce, Victo

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