NAME: Victoria Nakagulire
Age: 52 years
Victoria is a widow with five children and eight grandchildren. She is a very hard working woman who has worked hard to raise both her children and grandchildren. Victoria joined Kids First at the early stages of its establishment and she is so instrumental in counselling young mothers in Kids First.
Craft making has been the core source of income for Victoria but she has always looked for ways she can increase her income, not only to look after her grandchildren but also to be able to help other women that come to Kids First women group for help. When Victoria heard of the microfinance project she welcomed it with open hands. She attended the business training and applied for the loan. We have been so a happy to learn how Victoria has been creative with her loan. Victoria bought more materials for making craft as well as two goats. She will care for these pregnant goats and then sell the kids.
When Victoria increased her craft making she looked for bigger markets in Kampala. At the moment she has rented a craft stall in one of the big craft markets in Kampala where she is not only going to sell her crafts but will also help other women by selling their crafts, which help help them improve their income.
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