My name is Beatrice Nagami. I hail from Bumasifa Village, Budadiri, Sironko District. I am married with 5 Children; 3 of whom are girls and 2 Boys.
I Joined Pride Microfinance in 2005 under the group lending scheme, where I accessed a loan of 150,000 after saving for six months. I invested this money
and the next loan of 300,000 ugx in my produce business.
The third loan I accessed (of ugx 500,000) was invested in land, which I bought for 300,000 ugx in Namatala Village. The remaining 200,000 went into boosting my business. As the business gradually expanded, I managed to construct a house in Namatala, which I later sold for 2.9 million in 2006. The proceeds from this sale enabled me buy another piece of land in Nasenyi, worth 1.5 million. I used the rest of the money to boost my savings, which consequently helped me build my credit worthiness. In 2008 I joined the individual lending scheme, where I have accessed 19 loans ranging from 700,000 to 30M. Am currently servicing my 23rd loan cycle.
With the loans I have accessed from Pride, I have been able to purchase two additional plots of land, two Fuso vans, and two motor cycles which I use
in my transport business. I have also been able to educate my children, two of whom have graduated in Medicine and Education. This has been made
possible with the school fees loan facility. Through the Mortgage and Asset Financing, I have also been able to acquire a solar system, and two Friesian cows.
Pride has not only helped me grow my business but also enabled me to meet and network with key people who have had a positive influence on my business.
My dream is to complete my commercial building and also purchase cows which I intend to rare at home. I am thankful to team Pride, for their continued support.