A loan of $2,825 helped a member to purchase pesticides.


Bugongi United Savings And Credit Group C-Kihihi's story

Robert B., 31, a happily married father with three children, is best described as a hard-worker by nature. At least he has lived up to that description the last 10 years operating a commercial agricultural business in Kito-Kihihi. That hard work ethic has enabled him to make significant strides in a business that was once regarded as Uganda's economic backbone. That statement must be put into perspective because there has been a gradual shift away from commercial agriculture as a means of subsistence through the course of the last 30 years in Uganda. Robert, for the most part, sells bananas. Bananas are a staple food in most parts of western Uganda. Before he obtained a firm footing in this business, Robert was selling mostly coffee, which is also a cash crop of high financial value. With this loan, Robert says he is going to buy pesticides to get rid of the bugs that have been playing havoc with his banana plantations. Robert says that, in the future, he is looking to expand his banana plantations by buying more acres of land. Robert belongs to Bugongi United Savings and Credit group-Kihihi.

In this group: Robert, Jeninah, Gerald, Posiano, Geofrey, Matia, Eunice, Charles, Sitidia, Joseph, Lydia*, Rovine, Auraria*, Paulline, Nobert*, Lydia, Erick
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