Josephine Kaanuyi is a wife, mother and teacher, living in the Pallisa district of eastern Uganda. She has always dreamt of owning a cotton field.
“Although I enjoy teaching, I have always felt passionate about starting a cotton-growing project. Perhaps I am a farmer at heart but I lacked the funds to do anything about it,” says Josephine.
Josephine took out a loan from Bayport Uganda to start up her cotton-growing project. She successfully harvested the first crop, making a good profit. She used the money from the sale of the cotton to pay her child’s school fees and with the remainder, she bought a cow. The cow provides dairy products for her family and Josephine sells the leftover dairy products at the local market.