A loan of $1,825 helped a member to purchase fertilizers, manure and seedlings.

Nyabitanda Tukore Group, Kihihi's story

As they say, determination is a key to success, and R. Jackson, a happily married father of four children, ventured into a commercial tea-growing business in Kanyabuhoma, Kihihi, thirteen years ago with much vigor. This was after realizing that there is a readily available market in the area for tea leaves. Prior to that, he was into subsistence farming, mostly growing cassava.

This commercial tea growing business sees Jackson earning 60,000 Ugandan shillings on a weekly basis and this has had a great impact on his standard of living. His main disadvantage has been the low fertility of his gardens. He calculates that with his hard work nature, he would be making more money if it was not for the lack of fertilizers.

Therefore, with this loan, Jackson is looking at buying fertilizers and manure and further expanding his tea plantation through buying more seedlings and doing it on a large scale. This will improve his yields and his sales and enable him to take care of his family’s needs.

In this group: Jackson, Richard, Lakeli, Evas, Peace, Zefa, Milton, Jovilo, Sam, Nathan, Apollo, Noah, Jeniffer, Jackson, Margret, George, Emmanuel, Smith, Gladys, Sarid, Alex, Godfrey, Manasi, Albiina, Gard

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