Nyakagezi Gamba Nokora Group
Farming for both commercial and subsistence purposes, is a handed down practice in Bushenyi and one will be hard pressed not to find a family that is not bearing a hand in the aforementioned.
On occasion, some seasons play havoc with farmer’s harvests. Other adverse seasons spell stagnation in terms of planting as there is barely rainfall. This however has not made any of Bushenyi's farmers waver in their determination to be the preeminent food providing district in Uganda.
Anybody who has been to the many food markets in the nation's capital-Kampala can bear witness to the fact that most food being sold is from Bushenyi.
How would one know and tell? Well the language being spoken by the food traders on their big trucks is alien in Kampala.That would be one way of identifying these traders.
The Bushenyi farmers too have a different type of bananas, a high favored staple food in Kampala, which they sell in these flourishing markets. Their bananas are really big. As in really BIG. And these sell quite highly in Kampala.
One farmer from Bushenyi who has for the last decade been involved in this trade is 49 year old Abasi, a happily married father of eight children.
He has been doing great business in this trade and it explains his relative longevity.
He sells his foods not only in Kampala, but in most towns of Western Uganda.
He says that a sense of unwavering hard work and determination has enabled him to carve out a significant niche for his business.
Month in, month out, he says his sales returns are to the tune of 150,000 Ugandan shillings.
Abasi intends to use his Kiva loan to purchase high grade manure for his farms.
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