A loan of $1,300 helped a member to buy pigs.

One By One Women Group's story

Mary is married and a retired teacher. She has four children of which only two initially went to school due to a lack of tuition for the remaining two. But since she started the piggery and acquiring loans, she has educated all her children.

She started up a piggery project after she had retired from teaching and she has run it for over six years now. She is a new client to Ugafode Microfinance and has borrowed a loan of 400,000 UGX. The purpose of the loan is to acquire more pigs and also to buy feed for them.

The challenges she has in her piggery business is weather and also price fluctuation, whereby during the rainy seasons it becomes hard for her to clean the sty, which may in turn breed diseases leading to the death of the pigs. She also has a pricing challenge from time to time.

Her dream is to enlarge her piggery in order to get more income from the pigs. She is a hard working and resilient woman

In this group: Monica, Florence, Juliet, Mary, Peace, Catherine, Harriet, Edith, Harriet, John Bosco
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