Adam Puliisi Wandera lives in the Butaleja district in eastern Uganda. His teacher’s salary could not make ends meet for his wife and seven children and Adam started thinking about how to earn extra money.
Since he already owned a piece of land, Adam decided to grow rice because there was a demand for it in his area. Bayport granted him an agricultural loan and within the first year Adam harvested 200kg of rice. With his profits, Adam could pay his children’s school fees and buy many household necessities.
With the future in mind, Adam wisely invested half of his rice income in preparations for the next growing season. Given his full-time job as a teacher, Adam hired two people from his community to work in his fields.
“I am happy that my success is also benefitting my community,” says Adam with a proud smile.