Aliyah has a successful cafeteria in a market place in Yambio. But, it wasn’t all smooth sailing. Her initial business collapsed because she lacked skills. Aliyah joined the SILC training and micro finance program at Star Support Group (SSG) where she learnt the stock control, financial management and customer services skills needed to run a small business. She took out a small loan and restarted her cafeteria.

Aliyah now has the ability to pay school fees and medical expenses for her children. She also employs four women in her business and this is great for their families too. Aliyah says she has found it easy to manage the loan repayments which, once repaid to SSG, will be available to help others start or grow their businesses

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