A loan of $300 helped buy vegetables and a cooler to keep them fresh.

Agnes's story

Agnes is widow with nine children.

She has been doing grocery business for very long time.

Village Enterprise Fund gave her a donation of 100 dollars in the year 2001.

She has undergone training for the beneficiaries organised by VEF.

She is capable to use and refund the loan. Given a loan of 300 dollars, she plans to expand her business by buying the following items: - cooler for her green vegetables than can go bad e.g. tomatoes, onions, cabbages, fresh beans and peas.

We have some coolers in Uganda that you can give kerosene. You light it and it is just like a deep freezer. It is very inexpensive. She has started a shop and she is going to put the cooler in her shop.
These coolers are imported from Dubai and they usually cost $75-100.

Other items that she will be selling are Irish potatoes, sweat potatoes, yams, passion fruits, pineapples, paw paws etc.

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