Update on JuliusJulius is 42 years old and married, with five children.
He has a very big coffee plantation where he harvests 10 bags of coffee every season. His customers are his neighbors.
He has applied for a loan of UGX 2,000,000 to help him buy a piece of land also with coffee on it. It will help him harvest more coffee for the trade. His challenge is the weather that affects the coffee during the dry season, thus getting poor yields to his customers.
His hopes are to produce 50 bags of coffee every season and also to provide a good education for his children.
Previous Loan DetailsJulius is a progressive coffee farmer and mainly grows Arabica coffee. The 35-year-old man is married with five children who are all of school-going age. Julius applied for a loan of 1,000,000 Ugx to buy coffee seedlings for his coffee plantation. He hopes to increase his acreage to over 6 acres… More from Julius's previous loan »
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This loan is part of UGAFODE's program for clients who live in isolated rural areas with limited access to financial services. Uniquely, UGAFODE focuses its efforts on agricultural areas in Uganda that are over 50 km from their branches, providing loans to both groups and individual borrowers. The organization believes that the risk of offering services to remote clients is outweighed by the benefits to customers and their often underserved communities.
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