A loan of $3,175 helped a member purchasing hair-treatment chemicals, braids, and weaves.

Namulesa Twekembe Group's story

Sarah’s hair salon has been in business for 10 years and is well known in the community. Sarah often employs someone to help her since she tries to stay open at all times and her other responsibilities do not allow her to always be at the salon.

Sarah is looking for a loan of $550 to buy more products for her salon. Because Sarah mostly does women's hair, she will be buying hair-treatment chemicals, braids, and weaves.

Sarah continues to try to expand her business because she has four children of her own and six orphans to support. Although Sarah does have a husband, she says he is not helpful financially and thus the burden of providing for all ten children falls on her. All of the children she cares for are school-aged and so she has large school-fee bills each year.

With the profits that Sarah made with her last loan, she was able to start a second business running a calling station in front of her salon. Community members use this calling station to make calls if they do not have phones of their own. She hopes that this loan will be able to make her profits grow even more now that she has this second business.

In this group: Jane, Sarah, Dianah, Karoli, Ismail, Peninah, Florence, Grace, Joseph, Betty, Harriet, Rose, Agatha

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