By Juliet Achen
During the lockdown, I have been at home helping my parents with work and running a few personal projects—thanks to the stipend that I receive as part of my scholarship.
I have been able to buy two bulls, which are undergoing training for ploughing.
I have also been able to raise one pig that I bought in January this year. Once it matures, I hope to sell it and use the money to support the family.
I am also venturing into chicken rearing, which I anticipate will become a profitable venture once it expands with more birds.
I used the period of staying at home during lockdown to undertake several online courses and trainings.
For instance, I undertook a course in Business Management at Kings College London, from which I was able to acquire a digital certificate of achievement.
At the moment, I also work with Platinum Credit Limited-a microfinance that offers loans to civil servants. I got interested in this job because I wanted to develop my skills and prepare for the competitive job market that awaits me once I complete my degree.
All these achievements wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support from the Mastercard Foundation and RUFORUM.