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Betty Nabukalu

“I am the second wife to my husband.  As a second wife I do not receive much support from my husband and do not own property. I have to work extremely hard to support myself and my four children” says Betty.

“I am illiterate and I do not travel to town. I feared big banks and couldn’t approach them for support. With my level of education, I was scared to approach banks but wanted to access a small loan to boost my poultry business” says Betty.

Through business training and women’s group meetings Betty gained confidence to start up a poultry business. When she took a small loan she was able to build a chicken house, bought chicken stock and feeds.

Betty has received several small loans over the years to help build up her poultry business. She now receives eggs from her poultry business throughout the year and can afford to eat chicken which was unheard of before.

“It gives me joy to see my children now” says Betty. “They eat eggs and chicken which was not possible in my family before access to business skills and small loans. I can now afford to share some eggs with my friends! Even though I am illiterate, my desire is that through this business my children can learn- up to university – that’s what I tell them and I know they can do it!” says Betty

Thank you very much Sustain Micro Enterprise for enabling me to create a viable business.


SustainME is a non profit organization empowering vulnerable women and families to fight poverty. We empower women through livelihoods and economic development, small startup loans, business-and-vocational skills, business mentorship and other empowerment projects.


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