Robert is a first-time borrower who runs a tea-growing farm, which is his major source of income. He started growing tea in 1993 with hopes of using the profits from the business to educate his five children, who are all in school at the moment. His business is in his local cell of residence and his major clients are the traders in the area. He is a hard-working man but is faced with a challenge of weather which negatively affects the quantity he harvests and reduces his profit. Despite the challenge of weather, Robert is determined to carry on farming to be able to achieve his dreams. He hopes to use the loan money to buy fertilizer for his farm. The photo shows Robert on his tea farm.
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This loan is part of UGAFODE's green loan program, giving Ugandan farmers the support they need to grow and process organic fruits and vegetables. Funds will be used to obtain critical resources like processing equipment, mulch and organic seedlings to reduce waste water contamination and improve consumer health. The green loan program also helps clients combat regional problems like deforestation and over-fishing.