A loan of $550 helped a member to expand her business by purchasing clothing in bulk.

Donah Tumusiime’ Sgroup's story

Donah is the leader of this 5-member group. She is a 25-year-old, married woman with 2 children. One of her children is 5 years old (and attends school), while the other child is 3 weeks old. She rents (and thus resides in) a one-room house, where she lives with three other people. Moreover, Donah takes care of her elderly mother. Although they have electricity, they do not have any piped water at their home. She notes that her family eats three meals a day.

She resides and works in a semi-urban area in the outskirts of Kampala. In particular, Donah sells secondhand clothes at the Owino market, one of the busiest markets in Kampala. On a typical day, she can sell clothes to 10 people. Donah explains that she has been in this business for five years and that she works seven days per week. Formerly, Donah worked as a tea girl in a restaurant near her home. Her major challenges, in both life and business, include the following: weather conditions (e.g., the rainy season), business seasonality, feeding her family during difficult times, and business taxes.

Notably, Donah has been a client of MCDT for 1.5 years, and this is the fourth loan she has sought through the organization. In the future, she would like to expand her business to the point that she can sell her clothes in a wholesale manner.

In this group: Donah, Mariam, Zaina, Regina, Prosy

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