A loan of $1,000 helped purchase more stock of cereals .


Rukiya's story

Rukiya N. is 45 years old and is married to a retired government employee. They have 3 children. Rukiya sells cereals like groundnuts, beans, peas, and rice in the Nakasero market in Kampala. She purchases her stock directly from upcountry farmers at a fair price, which enables her earn a good profit. She will use the loan to purchase more stock of cereals to meet the rising customer demand and also to hedge against the speculated rise in the purchase price of cereals. This hardworking lady owns a residential house of her own and she hopes that the increased income from her business will enable her to raise poultry in her home within the coming year.



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