Kabaami Aisha is 66 years old and is from Rwemisisi cell, Kihihi town parish, Kihihi T/council,
Kanungu district. She lives with three grandchildren of her late son. These came to the grandmother’s home after the death of their father who had already separated with the wife. The mother’s whereabouts are not known. Aisha has been running a business of tailoring, but after joining Nyaka grandmother group and receiving training in financial literacy, she decided to start selling second hand clothes like bed sheets, towels, children clothes, skirts and dresses.
Aisha also realized that she was wasting part of her rented room where she only operated her sewing machine yet she could use it to sell soft drinks. Aisha is one of the lucky grandmothers who has benefited from WE funds worth 500,000UGX. She used the money to buy clothes and some soft drinks to add on her tailoring business. Aisha is also planning to start selling fabric since people come to her shop for tailoring services. Aisha is able to use her loan with confidence due to its low interest rates and no additional costs in acquiring it. She is able to repay her loan using the profits she gets after selling her clothes, repairing clothes and this has helped her to support her grandchildren.