A loan of $1,125 helped a member increase her stock of charcoal.


Nyanzi Chriatine Group's story

Christine is 24 years of age, and she is married with 2 children, ages 3 and 1 year. Her children are still too young to go to school. Ms. N. rents a single room with neither electricity nor water and they are four people staying in that room. She has one meal a day and the greatest expense for her in a month are food and medications for her family.

Christine sells charcoal to earn a living for herself , and she sells from home; she works six days a week. She receives about 20 customers a day and they can be men, women, and children. She sells on a retail basis. She has done this type business for three years now.

The main challenge she faces in her business is that at times they supply her with poor quality charcoal and her customers complain. The rainy season also affects the supply of charcoal since most suppliers don’t go to villages to collect the charcoal when it rains a lot because of the poor roads.

Christine has worked with MCDT for 2 years now and the reason why she chose to work with MCDT is because it serves the poor. She wants to use the loan she receives from MCDT to increase her stock. She also would like to expand on her business and be able to sell on a wholesale basis.

In this group: Christine Nyanzi, Christine, Grace, Peninah, Christine
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