Gorden is 31 years old and married with five children between 3 and 11 years old. Four of his children attend school and he looks after his nephew whose parents are not able to take care of him.
Gorden does agriculture and trades coffee. He works six days a week and makes a net profit on average of UGX 400,000 per rmonth from coffee sales. He supplements this with the sale of milk and plantain (matooke). He started 10 years ago and has been able to acquire assets like motorcycles,land and meet his day-to-day family obligations.
Gorden wants 3,000,000 UGX to complete payment on a piece of land, for which he has already deposited 5,000,000 UGX. The major challenge in his business is price fluctuations, where he buys the coffee and the price falls before he sells it, which affects his profit margin.