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A loan of $775 helped to pay for school fees and to buy pesticides.

Beatrice's story

Beatrice is a resident of Kiruhura district. She has five children who all go to school. She got married when she was 17 to a man she loved, and the parents were against it. The husband had no source of income and looking after the children became a problem. She and her husband joined hands to work in the neighbors’ banana plantations to earn a living until they managed to plant their own banana garden. That is when she got to know of Ugafode micro finance and acquired a loan of 500,000 which helped her buy another piece of land to expand their banana plantation. Unfortunately, their plantation is now affected with banana wilt disease and they are requesting a loan of 2,000,000 to buy pesticides for it. The balance will be used to clear the school fees balance. In the photograph, Beatrice is standing with her husband.

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