A loan of $4,400 helped a member hire labor on his farms and pay school fees for his children and grandchildren.

Ferdinand's Group's story

M. Ferdinand is the leader of the Bulera development group. He is a hardworking elderly man and an achiever. Ferdinand is a farmer with sugarcane plantations, pineapples, matooke, beans, maize, and plantains as well as keeping animals like pigs, cows, poultry and sheep; that is why his home is always full of commotion, both from people and animals. He started his businesses in 1970 after he resigned from work in the tea factories. He started very small, and a few years down the road, he did not regret his move. But again, life these days is more favorable, as he is able to get money to employ labor on his farms as well as paying school fees for his children and grand children. He is a married man with 7 children, 3 of whom are still in school. He also pays school fees for 5 grandchildren, since their parents past on. He is grateful that most of his customers come to him for their produce; hence, he does not have to incur more costs on transport, regardless of his old age. In all his businesses, he works hand in hand with his wife and together they have managed to come this far. Ferdinand needs a loan to hire more manpower on his farms for quick and better crop yields, and paying school fees.

In this group: Ferdinand, Norah, Frank, Robert, Robert, James, Ruth, Phionah, George, Stephen*, Nulu*, Annet, Sunday
*not pictured

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