OLCAP helped ten women in Isulu start green grocery and bakery
businesses. One is Reward, who started a green grocery business two
weeks ago. She was first interested in operating a bakery, but after
doing market research, she started a green grocery as she thought it
would be more economically viable.
Reward said: “I’m grateful to OLCAP for training me on how to run a
small business successfully and helping me open a green grocery
business. It has been two weeks, and I have started to earn an income.
Before I joined the project, I didn’t have money to buy food for my
two-and-a-half-year-old child. Now I use some of the profit from the
business to provide food for her. As a single mother, I’m empowered and
want to say thank you.” Reward Alionya (a 20-year-old school dropout and
a single mother of one.)