A loan of $2,250 helped a member to buy chickens and a bicycle and pay school fees.


Nyabinome Tweheyo Group's story

Nyabinombe group is located in Nyabinombe Trading Centre in rural Ibanda. The group is comprised of both men and women whose major activity is small-scale farming. They fall into different categories including divorcees, widows, single mothers/fathers and married people. Metusela is a father with a wife and five children and two additional dependents. Regardless of his disability, Metusela is a very economically active member of the community. Metusela is mainly a small-scale farmer who grows vegetables and supplies them in a local market. He supplements his vegetable business with a poultry farm, which he resorted to after losing his brother in 2010 so that he could look after both his and the brothers’ children and take them to school.

He will use the loan to buy more chickens, to buy a bicycle to help him to supply his vegetables to distant customers, and pay school fees. The main challenge is chicken diseases as well as wild animals that eat his chickens after he has invested in them, which affects his working capital. Sometimes he and the family members fall sick, which reduces labor to work on his businesses.

Despite all the challenges, Metusela is a very hardworking and determined man looking forward to changing the future of his children by giving them a good education.

In this group: Metusela, Diana, James, Dinavence, Macklean, Joy, Anastazia, Jadress, Chrisostom, Christopher, Generous, Robert
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