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Justine Babwona

City: Bugembe Jinja Country: Uganda Loan Use: Additional capital
Loan Term: 24 Date Posted: April 16, 2018 First Repayment: February 06, 2018
Opportunity International Client Justine Babwona

Justine Babwona lives with her five children in Bugembe, Uganda. Justine works hard to keep her kids in school, selling cooking utensils, pans, and cookware at the Bugembe trading center. She also sells snacks and foods at the school cafeteria, giving her a chance to see her kids and earn an additional income. Justine knew she could make gains in both areas of her work but would need to upgrade some of her supplies in order to do so. With little personal capital and extra income to spare in the family budget, she feared the investment she needed and the growth it could provide was just too out of reach. But when Justine learned about the programs offered through Opportunity International, she found the support she desperately needed. Justine received valuable training and a small loan to invest in her personal business. She received her first loan and invested it in her two businesses. Her work at the school is seasonal, but she’s finding ways to expand while she is there. She’s also increasing her footprint at the local market, allowing her to sell more products to a wider number of customers. Justine is able to keep her kids’ educations secure while focusing on making the growth she knows is possible.

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