Business Makes products out of cow horn
Loan request 4 300 000 UGX (€ 1010)
Loan Term 2 years
Age 33
Family Married with six children
Funded 0%

Business:

The traditional Ugandan kettles have very large horns. These horns are of a strong material that when heated can be formed into different shapes. Enoch uses horn to create a variety of beautiful products such as bracelets, combs, shoehorns and different ornaments. When you see the products, it is very hard to imagining that they are made out of cow horn. Currently, Enoch sells his products in tourist shops such as the famous Ugandan craft market and at the national theatre. He is however looking into expanding his customer base, both through reach out better to the local people but also by exporting to other countries. Angelina, a photographer that is volunteering through microfinance volunteers, has helped Enoch with photos of the products with the purpose of setting up a web shop and producing a catalogue.  

Just as Enoch once was trained by another horn artist, Enoch is now training unemployed youth in his workshop. Currently, he employs eight young men. The team is dreaming of buying land and setting up a big workshop where customers can come and buy the products directly.

Loan purpose:

Enoch needs money for machinery. In particular, he wants to buy a machine that can mould horns which will enable him to create better looking products. 

Loan history with CML

Period

Loan size

Loan term

Repayment history

2016

500,000 UGX

4 Months

Fully repaid

 

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