Boost her tailoring business

Ester Namukasa
Loan group 
Nezikookolima (2) Kisoga Central 171
Sector 
Other (service)
Disbursement date 
13/03/2017
Repayment frequency 
Weekly
Expected end date 
05/03/2018
Business plan 
Esther has a shop where she does her tailoring work. It’s strategically located near the main road of Bulonda and the mosque hence getting her a number of customers that entail those who want to mend their torn clothes as well as those who want to make new clothes styles. Esther says this helps her get profits that she spends on school fees of her children and this costs her a lot hence also draining her business capital. That is why she wants to take out a loan and be able to buy more items and stock her business with the latest materials especially now that back to school period is due and she says if she buys now the prices are still low compared to when she buys during February when the prices have been hiked. Esther says this will indeed save her a lot of money and she will be able to make more profits to build her own house in the near future.
Personal situation 
Esther was born in Kisoga and studied up to her senior one when her father passed away and her mother was too poor to afford her fees. She dropped out of school and started helping out in the coffee factory where she got money to pay for her tuition fee to acquire tailoring skills. She later graduated with her certificate after 6 months and she continued to work in the coffee factory where she raised some more money and bought her first sewing machine and started her own business.
$278
Date of birth 
1980
Children 
3

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