Madina Namanda is a long-time FINCA client and a shining example of how the right combination of hard work, business instinct and access to financial capital can lead to great success.
The 56-year old grandmother of 7 became the first person in her community of Kitengesa village in Masaka, to receive a FINCA Micro Energy loan. Mary strategically installed the one-light solar system in her home allowing the one bulb to provide light in two separate rooms.
Born in 1968 in a peasant family of 5 where she is the only one surviving, Cissy has seen and done it all. Cissy studied up to senior five but due to lack of school fees, she dropped out in 1984 and started working as a shop attendant in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city in order to survive.
Before Florence became a FINCA client in 1993, the family of nine shared a single bedroom in a very small house in Namuwongo, a slum in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. Aside from all the children, Florence also had to provide for her mother.
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