A loan of $1,500 helped a member to purchase high-grade manure for his banana farm.

Basoka Kwavula Development Group's story

Jackson is a 40-year-old ambitious businessman who relies on a food-sales business to provide for his family of 6. Jackson is happily married and he says his wife invariably helps him out at the food-market stall in Kayunga where he sells food. He has 3 years experience in running this business, where he principally sells bananas.

Bananas are a staple food in most parts of Uganda and a seller cannot go wrong with sufficient reserves. In Jackson's case, farming has helped a lot. The fact that he is able to harvest bananas from his own gardens to sell has been pivotal. Jackson also sells cattle. He says his weekly sales profits are about 180,000 Ugandan shillings. With this Kiva loan, he says he is going to purchase high-grade manure for his banana farm.

In this group: Jackson, Samuel, Sarah, Hasfa, Thomas, Livingstone, Robert

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