A loan of $1,350 helped a member to buy seeds and hire labour.

Happy Friends Development Group's story

Charles, a member of the group, is predominantly an agriculturalist who does retail farming in the Wakiso district. He is married with five children.

He decided to go into farming because there is market from the town dwellers who depend on market food. He also had no formal education to help him find a job, nor did he have capital to begin business.

He apparently hires the land on which he does the farming and his dream is to buy his own piece of land to maximize profits. He believs he will be able to purchase the land from the profits and the loan.

His major challenge is the unpredictable weather conditions which affect the crops in case of heavy rains or severe sun shine in addition to fluctuating market prices.

Charles is a very hard working and shrewd man.

In this group: Joselyn, Semu, Eliab, Dennis, Ambassador, Juliana, Maria, Annet

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