Abdul is a farmer in Bukumbula village, Lwengo district, Uganda. He has always dreamed of owning a cow, but he never had enough money to buy one. He used to struggle to make ends meet with his small plot of land and his low income.
The SCOBA is a group of people who save money together and lend to each other at low-interest rates. Abdul started saving regularly and accessing loans from the SCOBA to invest in a popcorn-making business. He also learned business skills from the training and coaching provided by Kisoboka Africa.
As a result, Abdul’s income increased. He was able to repay his loans on time and save more money. After two years of saving with the SCOBA, he finally had enough money to buy a cow.
Abdul was overjoyed when he brought his cow home. He said that the cow was a symbol of his hard work and determination.
“I am very happy and proud of myself. I have achieved my dream of buying a cow. This cow will help me to get more income from selling milk and manure. It will also improve my family’s nutrition and health. I am very grateful to Kisoboka Africa and the SCOBA for supporting me and making this possible,” Abdul said.
Abdul’s story is an inspiration to many people in his community.