Asiimwe is aged 50 years old. He is married with five children, aged 26, 24, 22, 20 and 18 years, respectively. Three of the children attend school, and he is the one in charge of paying their tuition.
He is a farmer involved in the growing of tobacco, a business he has been doing since 1983 as a major income-generating source for the family. He also grows maize, bananas and coffee, but on a small scale as an additional source of income.
Asiimwe wants a loan of 1,100,000 shillings to pay school fees for his children; two are at technical institutes and one is in secondary school. The harvest time is still a moth away, which is the reason he is applying for the loan.
His dream is to see the children complete their education and maybe look after him when he can no longer work.
Asiimwe is always challenged by the seasonality of agricultural production and the price fluctuations on the market.