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Ntiru Lekatap's Story
Ntiru Lekatap is a member of the Namayana Business Group in Lkuroto, launched in July 2017. The group operates two businesses: their primary business is a duka (kiosk) selling household staples, and their secondary business is a poultry business. The women in the group are very proud of their bargaining skills, which have helped them to make a profit. Ntiru is married to Musa Lekatap. They take care of 4 children and 1 grandchild–their daughter Marko had to leave school when she became pregnant; she gave birth to a baby boy early in 2018. Ntiru used to depend on selling charcoal and picking up whatever labor jobs she could to try to help provide for the family. Sometimes she would have to go with a cup to borrow food from a neighbor, and her children often used to sleep hungry . Now she can afford to feed them better meals. She uses the phone that BOMA provided to members of the group to keep in contact with her partners and handle some financial transactions.
“My children are healthier. My husband used to have to do hard labor, but now I can help and we don’t struggle. I thank BOMA for this program.”