My name is Sulait Kanene and I am a rice farmer from Buwenge. I joined Pride Microfinance under the Buwenge Branch back in 2015. I was granted access to a loan of Ushs.10,000,000. Before I joined Pride, I owned only 5 acres of land which I used for rice farming. I used this loan to double my agriculture land to 10 acres.
Subsequently, I graduated to bigger loans as my produce business thrived. I am currently servicing my fourth loan of Ushs.50,000,000 and the size of my farmland has increased to 60 acres, with estimated yield of over 120 tons of rice. This yield is worth an estimated Ushs.100,000,000. I often sell my produce in packs of 25kg, 50kg and 100kg. I also have a store where I keep the excess rice, at Buwenge Teacher’s College.
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Pride Microfinance for extending the financial services through their Agricultural loans with reasonable grace periods. With these loans, I have been able to grow my business and make a decent living for myself and the family.