Bayport Uganda: The best medicine

Annette Nabuduwa was a health worker at the Bushokori Health Centre in Uganda’s Mbale district. She supplemented her salary by working extra shifts after hours at the centre. The additional income helped her to support her husband and son but she was dreaming about something far bigger – serving her community through her own business.

Working at the health centre opened Annette’s eyes to the fact that people in her district had to travel long distances to get medicine. She realised that opening a local pharmacy would fulfill her dream and she applied to Bayport for a small business loan.

Over the years Annette’s pharmacy has grown to the point where she works in it full time. She also had to employ an assistant to help her in the busy shop in the Nampanga trading centre.