Masheruka Siimuka Coffee Group, Bushenyi
Evangelista has been plying this trade for the last fifteen years and she credits her choice to sell dry coffee as her winning formula. In a month, she is able to make 25,000 Ugandan shillings, a figure which has not substantially consolidated her business.
Evangelista’s future plan is to plant her own coffee, whereupon she will be in a position to sell at a higher price. Longer term, she also hopes she will be able to educate all of her five children.
Evangelista needs a loan to be able to mulch her coffee plantations, since this improves the stock and general turnover.
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