Uche is 45 years old and a mother of six children. Her and her husband operates a local palm oil mill in Amichi Village. For 4 years now her husband has been ill and can no longer support the mill operation. This mill has been a source of support for her and her family and other members of the village who are mostly farmers. The mill is setup with locally made processing equipment which takes manual workers at her mill hours to produce 100 liters of palm oil. To reduce her frustration and that of other members of the community who use this mill and also to make life easier for manual workers who make their daily living in this mill, Uche is requesting this loan from Nke-Anyi Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative Society to enable her purchase additional presser, pounding machine and a nutcracker diesel powered engine.
In the future she will also want to change her mill house roof as most part of the roof is worn out and rain is causing damages to by products stored at the mill.
If this loan is funded, Uche hopes that she will be able to serve farmers in the village which their livelihood depend on farming and palm oil processing better and she will also earn more income to support her family especially her children school fees and other necessities.
She appreciates all who supports her to come out of this difficult situation.
About Nke-Anyi FMCS
Nke-Anyi was established to empower rural palm oil millers working in the southeastern Nigerian states. The organization works as a cooperative, in which members save a certain amount per month, generate a return each year and redistribute the loans to co-op members.
The organization works with clients to provide access to financial services, training, access to markets and SMS-based information around palm oil prices.