A loan of $350 helped a member to buy good quality seeds and pay for casual laborers to clear fresh land for garden expansion.


Gertrude's Group's story

Gertrude (pictured first from right) is the featured borrower and leader of this group. She joined her other group members to apply for a loan because they are neighbors and friends, and they all belong to YICE’s female self-help group in Nkokooma village. All the group members are farmers who grow different crops for food and sale. Getrude is a 27-year-old single mother of one, a child she had when in secondary school, which she had to leave before graduating. Since 2008, Gertrude has grown tomatoes and Irish potatoes to earn a living and care for her daughter. Gertrude and her group members were trained by YICE in better farming skills, and as a result they want to put into practice the skills they acquired. A small loan of $70 will enable Gertrude to buy good quality seeds and pay for laborers to clear her land for expansion. Gertrude has a dream of educating her daughter up to University level.

In this group: Gertrude, Teddy, Noe, Stephania, Rose
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