The group leader, Margret (second from left), is 46 years old and a widow with six children -- two of who were born with physical disabilities.
Margret grows beans, maize, and rears animals. She has been a farmer for the last twenty years, and she earns all her income from farming. Margret and other members of her group attended YICE’s trainings in farming-as-a-business and acquired skills in better farming methods that will increase their farming productivity.
Margret and her group members are requesting a loan to buy good quality seeds, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers for their farming enterprises. Margret plans to use profits after sale of her produces to expand her farm size and has a dream of building a good house for her children.
About Youth Initiative for Community EmpowernmentYouth Initiative for Community Empowerment is a registered women and youth empowerment initiative in Central Uganda. Aiming to empower vulnerable women and young people both economically and socially, it provides training in agricultural business development and health topics. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to support training programs for vulnerable women, including single mothers and out-of-school girls, and to help them start their own farming businesses.
Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment (YICE) joined Kiva through our Experimental Partnership Program, and has therefore received a lighter level of due diligence. Accordingly, loans associated with this partner carry a higher level of risk than typical Kiva loans.
This is a Group Loan
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