A loan of $4,275 helped a member to purchase more high value pumpkin, tomato and pineapple seeds to replant.


Kayunga Market Women's Group A's story

Many people like Cate enjoy munching away on fresh fruit and vegetables. Cate figured selling something she herself is partial to would be a worthwhile and an enjoyable venture. It was 20 years ago when she took root in this business. She plies her trade in Kayunga. What's her secret and what unravels her longevity?

Cate says when all is said and done, only hard work, determination and perseverance have kept her business afloat. She says she began her involvement in this trade with no experience but casting her mind back, she says the fact that many people consumed fresh fruit and vegetables back in the day came in really handy.

Cate took stock of the fact that her business would benefit more if she started planting her own fruits and vegetables. She embarked on fruit and vegetable farming some years later and to a greater magnitude, it has lent countenance to her business transactions. Cate sells fresh pumpkins, sweet bananas, onions, tomatoes, apples, oranges, etc. Monthly she says her sales profits add up to Uganda shillings 200,000.

Cate reckons she will at length be able to earn more once she gets this loan. Cate says she is to use her Kiva loan to purchase more high value pumpkin, tomato and pineapple seeds to replant. She says if she starts harvesting on a bigger scale, her odds of further financial success are in the ascendant.

In this group: Cate, Mariam, Milly, Hasifa, Sarah, Alice, Betty, Hadija*, Safina, Rehema, Christine, Annet, Jalia, Fatuma, Jastine, Hadija*, Jane
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