A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy more clothes to sell and pay school fees for her children.


Jane Nakku ‘S Group's story

Jane is the leader of a five member group. She is 37 years old and married with two children, ages 12 and 14. Both of her children go to school. She also takes care of her old mother. She resides in a rented two-roomed house in which four people stay. They have electricity and piped water at home and the family gets three meals a day. She works in a semi-urban area on the outskirts of Kampala.

Jane deals in second-hand clothing in the Kibuye market in the city suburbs and works seven days a week. She buys clothes from Owino market, one of the busiest markets in Uganda. Jane uses public transportation to go to and from work. She rents her business premises for 40,000 per month and sells retail. Before starting the business, she was a tailor. She sells to an average of ten customers a day and has been in this business for the last fourteen years. Jane has been in MCDT for five years and is now servicing her tenth loan, working all along with the same group mates. Jane wants to use this loan partly to buy more bales of clothing and partly to pay school fees for her children. She also aspires to own a permanent shop for her business.

In this group: Jane , Florence, Rehema, Deborah, Mary
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