January 23, 2017

A Mother's Ripple

A Mother's Ripple

Harriet Tizitta has changed her and her children’s lives, one vegetable sack at a time. The mother of four lives in Kampala, Uganda, and started a business selling tomatoes and onions in her local market. However, Harriet could only afford to purchase a sack or two of vegetables at a time for her small business.

With a FINCA loan, however, she was able to increase her stock of vegetables and slowly her business began to grow. Today, Harriet has her own grocery shop and is also planning to build a house to rent out.

I don’t want my children to go to the market to sell onions like I’ve done before. I want them to have a better life, better employment, better lifestyle.

Thanks to her increased profits, Harriet was able to afford the school fees for her four children. Her daughter, Denise, is studying to become a doctor. She knows that without the hard work her mother puts in every day at her business, she wouldn’t be able to pursue her dream.

“FINCA has helped my mom a lot,” Denise says. “And it has helped me a lot. I couldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for FINCA.”