A loan of $1,475 helped a member to mulch her coffee plantations for improved output.

Masheruka Siimuka Coffee Group, Bushenyi's story

T. Evangelista, shown in the small picture, also appears in the group photo as the group leader. She is a 36-year-old widow who sells coffee in Kashunga trading center, Bushenyi district, to earn her daily subsistence.

Evangelista has been plying this trade for the last fifteen years and she credits her choice to sell dry coffee as her winning formula. In a month, she is able to make 25,000 Ugandan shillings, a figure which has not substantially consolidated her business.

Evangelista’s future plan is to plant her own coffee, whereupon she will be in a position to sell at a higher price. Longer term, she also hopes she will be able to educate all of her five children.

Evangelista needs a loan to be able to mulch her coffee plantations, since this improves the stock and general turnover.

In this group: Evangelista, Yorokana, Boniface, Apollo, Wilson, Abias, Gordon, Angella, Pastari, Eliya, Pauline*, John*
*not pictured

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