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My tears of joy rolled down, my heart beat Firstar as I visited Florence today. Her warm welcome and embracing me with a real hug was enough to explain her feeling, she said:
“I have kept this gift for you for so long you gave me the means, you made me hopeful again, you made me feel important and helped get a position in my community, you made me realize my resources. The training and small amount money you borrowed me has changed my life I will never forget you”
Florence is among many amazing women that we support. I stayed in their village for 3 days, trained them in business skills and provided them with micro loans for their agro business. Then she had no food, no business and livestock but she had her family land. After harvests now she has 6 hectares of sim sim, 2 hectares of cassava 10 goats, 19 chickens. She is able to educate her children. I’m very lucky to have worked with Florence and many other women on their journey to get out poverty and I do this with a team of committed individuals, here in Gulu and with you, this achievement is for all of us.
Our agricultural program continues to promote increased food security and household income, which improves nutrition. More than 620 agro loans have been lent to women in Northern Uganda, women involved in agro business are improving livelihood, income and food security.
Beatrice 32, mother of 3, received a micro loan of $300 which she invested in her agro business planting maize together with her group member (13 total). Together they have harvested 1 ton of maize; all members in the group have enough to feed their families and are selling the rest to support family needs. With small agro loans from WGEF, women are feeding the region!
“My group and I have achieved the real empowerment from the training, and agro business loans we are running our store together with my group members, our welfare has improved and supporting our children without any external support. I feel I have value and respected in my community” – Thank you, Beatrice