A loan of $5,000 helped a member to continue construction of the family home as well as pay her children's school fees.


Akumu Mary, Bugolo Group's story

Mary A. sells "mukene" (a small silvery fish) wholesale to both her local community and business people from Lugazi and the neighbouring towns. Mary received a previous Kiva loan with which she was able to buy a boat and fishing net, and is now part of this group loan request. With her share of the loan, together with the contribution from her husband, she plans to continue with the construction of her family house, as well as complete payments for her children's school fees.

In this group: Mary, Abdallah, Enock, Ibrahim, Lamulah, Ause, Yazid, Zuena, James, Margaret, Mirabu, James, John, Fatumah
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