A loan of $275 helped to buy pesticides and manure for his banana plantation.

Joseph's story

Joseph is a 66-year-old widower with ten children; six of the children are still attending school. He lives in the Kanoni-Rakai district with his children.

Joseph is a farmer who has a banana plantation. He has been in agricultural business since 1993. He sells his agriculture products to traders from Kampala who usually come twice in a week. He hopes to be the leading supplier of matooke (bananas) in Kanoni.

He is a teacher, but started this banana business since he had done it before, and he finds it is easy to monitor while he continues his teaching job.

Joseph has acquired a loan of 700,000 shs to buy pesticides and manure for treating his banana plantation, with the hope of obtaining a high yield. His challenges are a new banana disease that attacks his plantations, and clients who take products on credit and then delay settling the debts.

He describes himself as a honest man.

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