A loan of $2,275 helped a member to buy organic manure for his plantation.


Ibanda United Grp Group's story

Victor is a 42-year-old farmer and the father of six children. He trades in timber and keeps goats, sheep, and pigs in addition to tending to plantations of plantain and sorghum. Victor's wife does odd jobs such as gardening in people’s gardens for small wages and taking care of people's business while they are away from the community. His business challenges include the expense of cutting timber and banana bacteria wilt that has harmed his crop. Victor decided to join UGAFODE microfinance limited (MDI), Rukungiri Branch, to get more money to inject in his tree processing business and his plantations which were once abandoned due to bacteria wilt.

Victor is the leader of the Ibanda United Group located in Nyarushanje, Rukungiri District, Uganda. He is requesting a loan to buy organic manure to improve the quality of his farm, boost his income, and have a sustainable business. Victor will use the profit from his loan to uplift his family's income, provide necessary basic needs, pay for his children's tuition fees, and look after his wife.

The four other farmers in the photo are: Jackline, a farmer who also owns a retail shop; Jessy, a farmer who is also a builder; Vereriano, a farmer and a businessman; and lastly, Georgiana, a farmer who grows sorghum and banana.

In this group: Victor, Naris, Jackline, Vereriano, Georgiana



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