A loan of $800 helped to acquire a solar system to meet the lighting needs during the late hours she works on her farm slicing pineapples.


Juliet Namusoke's story

Juliet - 28, is married and lives with her family of 5 in Kamila Village, Kayunga District, Uganda. Her husband is does part-time construction jobs. Juliet on the other-hand runs manages 2 acre pineapple plantation. All their children attend a local school.

When Juliet is part of a pineapple farmers’ cooperative that has access to markets for dried pineapples. Juliet does the first level processing of her pineapples. She works all day and also extends a few hours into the night slicing pineapples for drying. She moves the pineapples to her cooperative’s store for further processing and is eventually paid. Since her husband has no stable incomes, this enterprise has placed Juliet in the position of the household’s bread-winner - a role she is glad to maintain.

Juliet is seeking a loan to acquire a solar system to meet the lighting needs during the late hours she works on her farm slicing pineapples. She also intends to set-up a phone charging business using the solar kit. This will also hopefully meet the lighting needs of her household the potential fire risks associated with the use of candles and lanterns and increase the number of study hours for her 5 children.



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