Success Story 1
Mrs. Sekitto Jalia is a 35 years old lady living with three children together with her husband Ssekitto James. They are both members of Kyota Mugavu farmers group situated in Kyota Mugavu village, Bamunanika Sub county Luweero District. Before CESA-Uganda‘s intervention, Jane and husband used to do farming for home consumption.
They used to grow Maize and Bananas for their family. As CESA-Uganda’s policy of working with rural women farmers organized into groups, Kyota Mugavu is one of the groups we are working with. CESA-Uganda introduced the project of the loans supported by Swiss handfoundation and they applied for a loan of Ugx 400,000 after getting trainings about credit management and savings, entrepreneurship, marketing and record keeping. They used the loan to start up a poultry farm of 100 chicks.
After 3 months she made a harvest of 85 birds and sold each at Ugx10, 000 earning a total of Ugx 850,000. She used the profits to pay back part of their loan and also to re-invest into buying more birds in order to continue with her business for the next season. They have also attained income to pay school fees for their children, also fulfilling their home needs.
She is planning to increase the size of her poultry farm to 200 poultry birds as well as improving her maize and banana gardens.“Am so happy for CESA-Uganda in partnership with Swisshand foundation for supporting me and my group members because we are all now able to save and look after our families without depending on anyone.”
She is using the poultry manure obtained from her poultry business to improve fertility of her garden leading to increased banana production where her family gets food security and house hold incomes.