Single Mother of Five Grows Successful Farm in Uganda

Mary Makkazi is a single mother of five. She grows maize and beans on a small farm outside Mityana, Uganda. For years, she barely made enough money to keep her family fed and her children in school. Opportunity International (OI) provided Mary with a loan to purchase fertilizers, pesticides and higher quality seeds for her farm. Through OI's Agriculture Finance Program, she also received training on sustainable farming practices, extension services and assistance in buying the best farming inputs. As a result, Mary earns more money from her farm and has since built a nicer home for her family.

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