A loan of $3,150 helped a member to buy mulches, fertilizer and farm tools for her banana plantation.

Rwabigangura Bakyara Group, Rukungiri's story

If you subsist on agriculture, as N. Juliet has found out, you need enormous reserves of patience to succeed. That particular attribute has manifestly worked in Juliet’s favor. She speaks with pride of how her four children can all attain an education in institutions of learning.

Juliet’s proficiency in attending to her banana plantation for the last twenty years in Karuhembe, Rukungiri, has bore her fruits of economic development. In a month, she makes profits to the tune of 300,000 Ugandan shillings. The only major drawn-out problem that has plagued her business has been the persistent low banana market prices in villages and the fact that she has no ready means of transporting her produce to bigger markets.

It’s Juliet’s reckoning that this loan will come in handy in helping her enhance her banana plantation on a large scale through mulching and the buying of fertilizer, the profits of which will help with taking care of her family. She says that, in addition to the banana plantation, she also grows coffee, maize and beans.

In this group: Juliet, Dona, Aida, Denis, Jovanis, Christopher, Edson, Norah, Nelson, Stanley, Adrine, Denis, Geofrey, Eric, Provia, Boaz
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