A loan of $4,600 helped a member to purchase more highly favored foods such as rice, beans, maize, sorghum, millet, etc. to resell.


Rukarara Farmers Group's story

Flora, 38 years old, has been selling food for 3 years from one of Kihihi's biggest food markets in Western Uganda, a region predominantly known for its banana farming and cattle rearing. She knew she could not just succeed in her anticipated business without proper planning and substantial financial backup. The happy-go-lucky mother of 4 dreaded failing at the first hurdle so she strained every nerve to get her business off its feet. These few years have been years of nothing but diligence and perseverance in the face of hardship.

Flora knows she still has a lot of ground to make up and she is not about to let complacency creep in. She has a focused and strong-willed sense of purpose that bodes well for her business. The foods Flora sells - rice, maize and beans - sell handsomely in the food markets in most of western Uganda. She is able to earn 200,000 UGX as monthly gross sales profits. Flora is also a headmistress in one of the schools in her area. Flora intends to use this Kiva loan to purchase more highly favored foods such as rice, beans, maize, sorghum, millet, etc. to resell.

In this group: Flora, Harriet, Claudia, Adrine, Jackline, Generous, Canon, Valent, Gideon, Elisha, Medius, Hellen, Night, Molly, Medius, John, Godfrey, Christine, Denis


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