He works five days a week, and dedicates seven hours to the farming business per day. In addition to farming, he also sells bananas from his banana plantation, and this greatly supplements his income. He started the business (tea farming) with a motive of getting money to support his family; he now hopes to use the loan funds of two million (ugx.2,000,000) to buy fertilizer to boost the fertility of the soils on the farm land so that he can increase his harvest.
His major client is the Kyamuhunga Tea factory, and he has hopes of expanding his business. Hailstorms during the rainy season are his major challenge, since they affect the garden negatively. However, he believes that if the loan is given and he keeps the honesty he has always had, he will beat the odds and get his dream in life.
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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.
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