A loan of $350 helped a member to buy good quality maize seeds and fertilizers.

Joyce’S Group's story

Joyce and her friends formed a group of five to help themselves share farming problems and seek solutions together as a team. They all live in the same village, grow the same crops, and belong to YICE’s female self-help group in Kanyogoga village.

Joyce (first from right) is 34 years old, with three children who are all in school. Joyce was selected by her friends as the group leader because of her literacy abilities. Joyce has grown sweet potatoes and maize for the last ten years, using the traditional farming methods in her community.

She has requested a loan of $70 to help her buy good quality maize seeds and fertilizers and to access more training on better maize farming practices in order to harvest high yields. She plans to use the income from increased yields to pay school fees for her children and care for her other family needs.

She has a long term plan of buying a big piece of land to expand on her farming activities.

In this group: Sefolonza, Jane, Joyce, Jane Rose, Christine

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