A loan of $850 helped to set-up a permanent structure to provide shelter for her pigs.


Cassy's story

Cassy – 49, is from Buguri Mbulakati village in Kayunga District, Uganda. Cassy and her husband are both farmers. Cassy has been making fruit wine and rearing pigs for the last 5 years. She earns an estimated $65 a month. Her husband on the other hand is a coffee farmer. The couple belongs to Kizito farmers’ cooperative that is made up of 100 more farmers that mutually support each other. She is a mother of 11 children, 7 of whom are school going.

As farmers, the household is very usually affected by changes in climate that usher in famine. Yet, their common desire has been to live health, happy and economically secure. However, without a stable monthly income, this has stayed just a dream.

As Cassy seeks to commercialize and expand her pig rearing enterprise, she is seeking a loan to set-up a permanent structure to provide shelter for her pigs. In doing this, she will be able to monitor the hygiene and grow of her piglets and minimize that chances of loss resulting from possible livestock diseases.



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