A loan of $5,000 helped a member to purchase land to expand her agricultural business.

Kacerere Women's Group B's story

40-year-old Catherine has been in the agricultural business for close to 15 years now.

Agriculture has been Uganda's economic backbone since the early sixties and for many Ugandans it is their premier source of livelihood. Catherine, who is happily married with 6 kids, says she has no regrets as to why she decided to bear a hand in this business venture. By and large, she says the business where she mostly grows and sells bananas and cassava has been profitable.Through the 15 years, she has learnt a lot about how to cultivate and harvest high-grade bananas and cassava.

She has also learnt the best methods of manure application to ensure better yields. Her business, which began with the persuasion of a close friend, has grown beyond her expectations. But, she says, it has not come easy as she has had to work extremely hard in her farming gardens to ensure this comes to pass. Monthly, she says, this business generates shillings 1,600,000 in profit.

Catherine says she is going to use this Kiva loan money to buy more land to expand her agricultural business.

In this group: Catherine, Lydia*, Jane, Baram, Patrick, Cyrine, Kezekia, Cate, Benson, Haruna, Donah, Francis, Enos, Juliet
*not pictured

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