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Total loan: $350
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Ruth's Group

Uganda
Mubende, Uganda / Farming

A loan of $350 helped a member to pay for farm inputs like good quality seeds, fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.


Ruth's Group's story

Ruth’s group has received trainings on better farming practices through YICE’s farming-as-a-business training project, and it is one of YICE’s women self-help groups in Namabale village. The group leader is Ruth (center); all of the group members have small farming enterprises and come from the same village. Members of this group grow different crops, but they work as a team and help each other on their small farms.

Ruth is 57 years old and married with six children. Ruth has been farming since she was 15 years old, but she believes that she has never yielded enough at harvest because she has always used poor quality local seeds and never used any fertilizers.

Ruth asks for this loan to buy good quality seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides and to access more training on better farming methods. She believes with this support, her yields will increase and she will be able to help her family and improve her finances.

Ruth has a dream of training her last born to become a lawyer.

In this group: Margret, Ruth, Korreth, Scovia, Joventa
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

18 months
Disbursed date: April 1, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment

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Loan details

Loan length:

18 months
Disbursed date: April 1, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment