Namanda Medina from Uganda, is the president of her villages Trust Group and takes her role very seriously, organising group meetings and making sure things run smoothly. With her own microloan she grows pineapples, maize, tomatoes, coffee and rears chickens.
My loan helps us to solve our problems. Anything we need, I can provide now.
My loan helped me buy the seeds and farming materials I needed to really grow my business. Now, I’m able to produce so much I’ve started exporting my pineapples to Rwanda and Kenya and get around 25p per pineapple. With the loan and the profits from my business I was able to build a barn to store my crops, particularly the maize. I’ve just put the roof on it. What’s more, I decided to do something completely different and bought a Boda-boda (motorcycle taxi) and employed a local boy to drive it, bringing in an extra daily income.
I’m working really hard because my five daughters are all still in school. In fact, two of them are in university now. I won’t stop until they’ve all finished their schooling. I’ve also been able to install solar power in our home. My loan helps us to solve our problems. Anything we need, I can provide now. Thank you so much for what you have done for us.