Jolly in her store
58-year-old Jolly lives with her 12-year-old grandchild in Rutoma village. Soon after giving birth, Jolly’s daughter left to find work but never returned. Many grannies in situations like Jolly benefits from the funds given to their Granny Groups. Jolly was able to borrow a microloan of $95. During a Granny Group meeting, Grandmothers were encouraged to diversify their business and incomes. Right then Jolly decided to stop depending solely on farming and decided to sell her sorghum (source of grain and feed for livestock) allowing her to save $108. Jolly added her savings to the microloan and established a small retail shop. Her store sells an assortment of goods like soft drinks, soap, toilet papers, tomatoes, onions, and more. Jolly believes maximizing her time is the best way to maximize revenue, so while she’s waiting for customers she weaves baskets, which she also sells at her store.
Her business is expanding steadily. Jolly is able to meet all her family’s basic needs, pay school fees for her grandchild and service her group loan on time. Jolly says that that funds you provide have helped her to live a sustainable life. Not only have you greatly improved Jolly and her grandchild’s economic standards of living, but you have also ensured they have enough food even in times of food crisis.
Jackson has a new book 'Victory for my Village' coming out. To learn more about how to get your copy click HERE
Nyaka's new documentary 'VICTORS' is coming soon. This powerful documentary highlights EDJA's effort to open everyone's eyes and hearts to the most remote and powerful #metoo movement of our day and the fight against sexual violence in rural Uganda. You can click HERE to find a screening near you. If there is no scheduled screening near you, you can contact Nyaka to schedule a screening in your community.
Click HERE for the official trailer of VICTORS