A loan of $1,925 helped a member to buy manure, pay his laborers, and buy more farm equipment.

Rwakirungura People's Association, Rukungiri Group's story

K. Kenneth at the top right of the group photo also appears in the group photo and he is a 48-year-old married man and a banana plantation farmer in Nyabicence, Buyanja Sub County in Rukungiri district. He is a father to five children, plus one orphan who are all pursuing education.

Kenneth has been in the banana plantation business for the last eighteen years and attributes his longevity in the business to his good human relationship skills. He calculates that his business generates cash to the tune of 40,000 UGX per week and his business objective from the onset has always been to modernize his banana plantation so as to get more substantial value from it.

By his own account, one of the major challenges he has to grapple with is the unpredictable and adverse weather conditions which constantly destroy crops in that part of the country.

Kenneth hopes to educate all his children up to university level once he is able to elevate his business venture in the course of time. He envisages he will be able to buy more manure, pay his laborers on time and buy more farm equipment with this loan.

In this group: Kenneth, Fred, Joviet, Jolly, Geofrey, Geturida, Mellian, Benjamin, Provia, Mauda*, Bairon*, Fred
*not pictured

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