A loan of $3,750 helped a member to purchase high-grade manure and pesticides, and to pay fees for his kids.

Kabungo Women's Group's story

There are individuals who see no limit to their possibilities of success or progress in whatever they lay a hand on. One such individual is 50-year-old Nelson who, from the accounts of people who know him, is a personification of diligence. He is a stickler for hard work. That has been critical to the substantial advancement in his business skills in farming.

The father of 4 grows bananas on his farms. Needless to say, bananas are a staple food in most parts of Uganda. This means farmers like Nelson are doing a roaring trade selling their bananas to food traders who come all the way from the nation's capital, Kampala. He is based in Ntungamo. For most families in Ntungamo and other parts of Western Uganda, farming is a legacy. Most families have been able to contribute to their welfare with earnings from farming.

Notwithstanding the successes, there have been quite a few impediments which have clouded the success of some farmers. Nelson says at times he is hard-pressed at times to get enough finances to purchase better and higher-grade manure. He also says some seasons are particularly difficult as pests destroy his banana crop. However, he has remained philosophical in the face of all adversity which explains his longevity over the past decade. His second line of business is the sale of livestock. He says this business generates close to 200,000 Uganda shillings in weekly sales income for him. He says he intends to utilize this Kiva loan to purchase high-grade manure and pesticides, and to pay fees for his kids.

In this group: Nelson, Jolly, Pelly, Jovia, Olivia, Arthur, Johnson, Herbert, Florence, Monica, Eliab*, Alice, James, Damiano*, Consiranta, Julius
*not pictured

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