A loan of $1,225 helped a member to buy bananas to resell.

Kisa Kya Mukama Group's story

The Kisa Kya Mukama Group, located in a rural area, is comprised of five women: Sarah, Rashidah, Madrine, Jane and Agnes. Their businesses include textiles, retail shops, matooke trading and farming.

Sarah is a single mother with 3 children, all attending school. Since 2004, she has operated a matooke (a variety of cooking banana) business and she also does agriculture as a side business. Sarah works 7 days a week and 15 hours per day. Her clients are the local residents since her capital is quite small. Sarah started the business to get school fees for her children. She has acquired a loan to boost her business (buying additional stock of bananas to resell). She hopes this will increase her profits and income base.

Sarah's hope for the future is to build some rentals for her children. Her business challenge is the poor infrastructure, especially roads, which incurs high costs to transport matooke to the market. Sarah describes herself as a hardworking woman appreciating the work of lenders.

In this group: Rashidah, Sarah, Matildah, Jane, Agnes

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