My name is Byekwaso Azaliya, a trader in Buikwe Municipality. I deal in timber, transport and am also a poultry farmer. In 1998, I heard about Pride Microfinance for the first time.
I heard that they were giving loans to groups, so went with four other people and we were guided on how to form a group. We were given training in regard to how the groups operate and thereafter,given loans.
I started with a loan of Ugx 150,000 and have subsequently taken eight progressive loans. I later moved out of the group and started accessing individual loans, my first being a Ugx 5 million loan.
I was able to purchase land and build a residential home for my family with these loans. With my first individual loan, I topped up this money and bought my first truck, that I use for my transport business.
In the years I have spent with Pride, I have experienced good customer service. I have also enjoyed many other products and services, including Mobile phone banking and instant SMS alerts.