A loan of $3,425 helped a member to purchase more paper, books, chalk, pens, and other book store items.

Kitimbwa Group (C)'s story

Suzan N. runs a small bookshop in a rural area of Uganda called Kayunga. Kayunga is about 2 hours north-east of Kampala. Suzan sells books, record books, different kinds of paper, pens, chalk, and other such things at her shop.

Suzan is requesting a loan of 400,000 Uganda Shillings (USH) to restock her store. This will be her second loan and she is already seeing a change in her life because of the loans she is taking. Previously, she was only making about 20,000 USH per week, but now she makes more like 30,000 USH per week. She explains that this is because of two factors; first, she is able to purchase the items in her shop for less money because she can buy them in bulk, and second, because she is able to have more items so more customers come to her shop.

Suzan has four children and no husband. The fathers of the children help her with paying school fees for their children, but they offer no support for the children’s daily lives. Now, with the profit that she is making in her business, she is able to cover her share of the school fees as well as make her children comfortable when they are at home.

In this group: Suzan , Musa, Fred, Milly, Job, Joseph, Safina, Magidu, Gerald, Luganda

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