Success Stories

Ayoo Jennifer

Ayoo Jennifer seeks a sponsor to help her purchase equipment for her farm.One of Project Have Hope’s greatest success stories, in January 2009, Ayoo Jennifer received a loan to buy a boda boda, a motorcycle which is commonly used as a moped taxi in Kampala.  She hired a driver and now earns about $75 a month handling the business.  She has invested this money in the North and with the help of her father, is harvesting simson and gnuts.  When the crops are ready, she will bring them to Kampala to sell.  She hopes to earn enough money from the produce to purchase a second boda boda. Ayoo Jennifer embodies the resilience of the Acholi women and coupled with her entrepreneurial skills, she has transformed her life.  She makes us proud!

Jennifer would like to purchase equipment to help her father work the fields more efficiently.  It will cost $500.



Atim Millie Grace

Atim Millie Grace would like to complete a bakery education course so she can expand her restaurant business.When Project Have Hope first met Atim Millie Grace, she was frail and quite sickly.  We gave her a grant to pursue her dream of studying catering and upon graduation gave her a loan to start her own restaurant.  She now has a thriving business with a loyal following, who not only frequent her establishment regularly, but even hire her to cater special events.  Her face has grown full and her smile omnipresent.  She hopes to further her education by studying bakery so that she can expand her business.  Atim Millie Grace just needed a little help.  We were glad to provide it!

It will cost $600 for Atim Millie Grace to study at a bakery school.

 

PHH Loans Program

PHH began offering loans in January 2007. In its first year, the loans were small—ranging from $175 to $300.

Women used the loans mainly to supplement existing businesses or start small-scale businesses, such as selling vegetables or fish within the Acholi Quarter.

After reviewing and assessing the loans program at the end of its first year, it became apparent that although these women were able to regularly pay back their loans, the loans were still too small to enable these women create sustainable income-generating activity.

In January 2008, PHH began offering significantly larger loans, ranging anywhere from $300 to $1,500.

Any woman who graduates from PHH’s vocational training program is guaranteed a loan immediately after graduation so she may start her own business using her newly acquired skills.

To date more than 65 women have benefitted from these loans.