Category: TAGDev project

My dream is to build a career in commercial agriculture


By Sarah Achieng My name is Sarah Achieng, I come from Nwoya District in Northern Uganda. I am a Mastercard/RUFORUM scholar pursuing a Master of Science degree in Agriculture Enterprises Development at Gulu University. Like most students across the world, COVID-19 has slowed the progression of my education. Nevertheless, since every cloud has a silver lining, the lockdown period gave me an opportunity to … Read More My dream is to build a career in commercial agriculture

Selling shoes and clothes has provided additional income for my family


By Jovia Kadoma When students returned home because of COVID-19, many decided to engage in different activities to keep busy, but also be able to earn an extra income.  I started off by engaging in agriculture. Together with my family, we decided to plant food crops such as beans, cassava, maize and groundnuts. We also planted vegetables including eggplants and green pepper. While some … Read More Selling shoes and clothes has provided additional income for my family

I opened a shop to sell agricultural inputs


By Norah Akiyai After obtaining a diploma in Crop Production and Management in 2014, I volunteered as a food security officer at a local organization in Katakwi District, in eastern Uganda until I got the scholarship from RUFORUM. This scholarship has enabled me to pursue a degree in Food Science and Agri-business at Gulu University in Uganda. Recurrent insurgencies in the country has left … Read More I opened a shop to sell agricultural inputs

JK Agri-enterprise farm is here to help farmers


By Joseph Kawooya JK Agri-enterprise farm is a rural agro-based farm located in Kyotera District in Uganda. I started this farm with the aim of training smallholder farmers to improve their skills in modern agriculture and equip the youth with entrepreneurial and agricultural skills. I hoped that this would also help reduce unemployment in the community. I came up with this idea after attending … Read More JK Agri-enterprise farm is here to help farmers

Rearing animals is a good enterprise


By Aryao Jane Mildred First, I would like to thank RUFORUM for giving me the scholarship to be able to join the university. Without this support, I wouldn’t have been able to realise this dream. I am the firstborn child in a family of five. I lost my father nine years ago, leaving the responsibility of taking care of us to my mother. I … Read More Rearing animals is a good enterprise

With agri-business, I can now earn more money


By Kasolina Anyango When I returned home because of COVID-19, I interested myself in a number of enterprises. I started off with farming. I was able to buy three (3) acres of land which I used to grow groundnuts. Because the harvest has been good, this has motivated me further to invest in agriculture and also expand the venture. So, I have planted rice, … Read More With agri-business, I can now earn more money

I have been running various enterprises at home


By Sharon Amede I am a first-year student at Gulu University in Uganda pursuing a degree in education, with a major in English and Literature. I experienced a lot of challenges at the beginning but as time went by, I got more confident with the help of RUFORUM and the Mastercard scholarship. Returning home because of COVID-19 gave me the opportunity to implement and … Read More I have been running various enterprises at home

I bought two bulls to use for ploughing


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 … Read More I bought two bulls to use for ploughing

I was busy laying bricks during the lockdown


By Nadia Manzubo I held a diploma in Crop Production and Management from Bukalasa Agricultural Collage when I applied for and got the RUFORUM scholarship. The orientation for the beneficiaries was held in Kenya, which was an eye-opening experience for me. From the scholarship, I have been able to pay tuition fees for my siblings, while at the same time supporting other family members … Read More I was busy laying bricks during the lockdown

I have built a better house for my family


By Grace Acheng I come from a community where girl-child education is not supported and where illiteracy is generally high.    I am therefore grateful for the opportunity that the Mastercard Foundation and RUFORUM have granted me to pursue a degree at Gulu University in Uganda. From the first week of the orientation training that was held in Kenya, I told myself that I … Read More I have built a better house for my family

My dream is to be the biggest beer distributor in my town


By Samuel Lochen Long before the lockdown, I was already running a business. I started the beer retail trading in December 2018. This is because of its profitable nature, but also because there was no one else running a similar enterprise in the area where I live. It started on a small scale—with only five crates. As it continued to thrive, I decided to … Read More My dream is to be the biggest beer distributor in my town

I opened a veterinary drug shop in the village


By Marveeen Nafula Five years after completing my undergraduate studies, I had no hope of advancing my education. That changed when I applied and received a scholarship from RUFORUM.  As a result, I have been able to return to school and pursue my dream career. Through the funding I get from the scholarship (savings from the monthly stipend), I decided to open a veterinary … Read More I opened a veterinary drug shop in the village

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