Sarah – Fort Portal, Uganda / Agriculture

Sarah – Fort Portal, Uganda / Agriculture

Sarah’s story

Sarah needs a loan to buy fertilizers to apply to her garden. She lives in Fort Portal, Uganda. She is a mother of four children.

She has been farming for 10 years, particularly onions, although sometimes she ventures into dairy farming. She is faced with a challenge of pests and diseases, which have reduced her crop yields. She hopes to use better or improved methods of farming and wants money to buy fertilizers to apply on her onion plantation to get better yields.


This loan is special because:

It helps increase the productivity and income of rural farmers in Uganda.

A loan of $1,225 helped to buy fertilizers to apply to an onion plantation to get better yields.

 
Timothy – Kangundo, Kenya / Retail

Timothy – Kangundo, Kenya / Retail

Timothy’s story

Timothy is 63 years old. He is married and blessed with six children. His business is a furniture shop, which he has had for four years.

This is his first loan which he will use to buy tables, sofa sets and other furniture. He will use profits from his expanded business to provide for his family’s basic needs like food, clothing, medical care and school fees.

His hopes and dreams are a sustainable business and a good standard of living for his family.


This loan is special because:

It provides financial services and education in deep rural areas.

A loan of $700 helps to buy tables, sofas and other furniture to sell.

Benjamin – Kamwenge, Uganda / Pigs

Benjamin – Kamwenge, Uganda / Pigs

Benjamin’s story

Benjamin, who is a married man with one child, has been in this business for over 4 years. His main source of income is from a piggery project that supplements the salary he earns as a parish chief in Kamwenge, Uganda. He wants to use the loan got to buy feeds for pigs for the pigs to be healthy and good looking as, this helps to attract more customers and increase his income. He is challenged by high prices for feed, which limits his ability to buy more.

 

satisfaction.


This loan is special because:

It helps increase the productivity and income of rural farmers in Uganda.

A loan of $425 helps to buy feed for his pigs.

Marco Antonio – Mexico / Personal Medical Expenses

Marco Antonio – Mexico / Personal Medical Expenses

Marco Antonio’s story

Marco is 55 years old. He and his partner are in a common-law relationship. For the past 25 years, he has worked at his own business.

Marco was recently diagnosed with a condition in his eyes that is causing him to gradually lose his vision, which has left him extremely depressed. He is in urgent need of cataract surgery, but unfortunately, he does not have sufficient resources to cover the cost of the operation. Due to this situation, Marco is requesting financial assistance so that he can undergo the procedure as soon as possible. He hopes to regain his vision with the surgery, which would give him great joy and satisfaction.


A loan of $550 helps to pay for cataract surgery.

Damira – Kyrgyzstan / Farming

Damira – Kyrgyzstan / Farming

Damira’s story

Damira is 47 years old, married and has three children. Damira has a high school education. As a source of income for her family, she has worked with livestock breeding and field crop cultivation since 1996. Thanks to Damira’s persistent work, her farm currently has 40 sheep, four horses and 6.43 hectares of irrigated land, on which she grows beans.

With an aim to further develop her business, Damira turned to the bank “Bai Tushum” for a loan in the amount of 50,000 som (KGS) to purchase fertilizers to grow organic beans. A part will also go to purchase livestock, with an aim to increase the income from livestock breeding. Damira plans to invest the income from the loan in further developing her business through increasing her herd and in giving her children a quality education.


A loan of $725 helps to purchase fertilizers to increase her income with a good harvest of organic beans, and to buy livestock to increase her income from livestock breeding.