A loan of $800 helped to acquire a piece of land.


Katende's story

Katende is aged 60 years and married with 15 children; out of the children, only 7 are school going and he pays their school fees. He is a farmer mainly growing sugarcane, coffee, and sorghum and maintaining a piggery as his major sources of income. He grows sugarcane for local gin brewing but on a small scale and this is affecting his income from the project.

Katende has now requested a loan of 2,000,000 (Two million Uganda shillings) so that he can buy more land to expand on his sugarcane plantation. The land costs UGX 4,000,000 and out of this amount he has only 2,000,000 UGX. He hopes that after acquiring this land and expanding his plantation, the income will increase.

However, Katende says that over-relying on agriculture is a challenge, most especially when there has been a change in the weather conditions and in view of the price fluctuation of agricultural produce on the market. But he is a hard-working person who has been supporting his family using income from agriculture and would like to improve his agriculture with support from Ugafode.



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