A loan of $4,050 helped a member to buy more laying hens and chicken feed to expand a business.


Namutamala Lending Group's story

Esther K., age 60, is the chairperson of the Namutamala lending group in Mpigi. Ten years ago she was one of the founding members of her group. She has operated a business since 1989, keeping animals (cows) at her home and poultry, for the last for 4 years. In total, she has 3 cows that provide her with milk for sale and 100 laying hens that very soon will be laying eggs. These hens are replacement of those that she had sold. She is requesting a loan to purchase more laying hens to expand her business. As a result of investing more in her business, Esther has been able to save money which has helped her with buying household items as well as making life comfortable for her orphaned grand children. Esther is a widow with 7 children. Most of her children have passed away and left her with the care of the grandchildren that she has to work so hard to provide for. She is grateful for the loans as she has been able to stock chicken feeds and medication for her animals. This would not have been possible without the loans. She is really a hardworking elderly lady that does farming on a very small scale mostly for food to feed her grandchildren.

In this group: Esther, Betty, Emmanuel, Vincent, Medi, Grace, Haruna, Ibrahim, Joseph, Fred, Latine, Bosco, Edward, Ronald, Josephine, James
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