Paskazia (in the middle) is the group leader. She is 44 years old and has five children. She used to grow potatoes, maize, and beans, and in 2011 she changed to growing fast-growing vegetables like tomatoes, onions, and eggplants. She sells her produce in two market villages. Paskazia highlighted soil fertility and vegetable pests as major challenges to her project.
She therefore asks for a loan to buy fertilizers and pesticides to improve her vegetable produce. She plans to use her income from the sale of produce to expand her farm.
She has a dream of setting up a model vegetable farm from which other women would learn and become motivated to grow vegetables.
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
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
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