Nathan is a farmer doing tea growing in the Nyakazinga-Mashonga-Kyamuhunga-Igara-Bushenyi area. He is twenty-nine years old and is married. He has one child who is five years old. He started growing tea in 2007 and has carried on the business to date. He also has a boda boda (motorcycle transport) which gives him additional income every month. He started farming with an aim of having a steady source of income so that he becomes financially stable.
Nathan’s challenge is the dry season which affects his garden and hence negatively affects the yield. His clients are tea-traders from the same location and he plans to use the loan money (2,500,000 UGX) to buy fertilizers which would result in better yields. He is hard-working.