Promotion of Micro Entrepreneurs Development Programme.(PROMIC)
PROMIC in full is promotion of micro Entrepreneurs development Program, it’s a program that is funded by the Open-Hand Swiss hand. The program is technically supported by the national office whose headquarters are located in Kabale Diocese. This programme started in 2008 to date.
The project aims at empowering women to become financially stable by starting up Micro-Projects or improving the existing ones with small loan percentage charges.
In the diocese of Hoima five parishes have already benefited from the programme with about six fifty (650) clients and a new Region in Kibaale District has been opened at Nalweyo Parish so far two hundred (200) clients have joined the Program.
Areas of implementation
Hoima Diocese, Kibale District
Poverty reduction by enabling hundreds of individual poor women to carry out micro-enterprises by the provision of credit (loan)
Mrs. Nyendwoha’s success story
NYENDWOHA ANNA KANOIRE aged 49 female, lives in Katasiiha, Kyesiga ward Bujumbura Division. She is married to Nyendwoha David with 4 children and a nursery teacher who retired from teaching and home based to manage her businesses.
Mrs. Nyendwoha is a farmer and having broilers, pigs, and cattle and banana plantation in Katasiiha of which project has made her really live her life with her family. She earns money from the sale of milk every day that is 40 liters each at shs. 15000
A photograph showing the first poultry room
Situation before the Promic project intervention; standard of living, please insert a photograph of the two situations. Send the original photo along with this success story
A photograph showing the extension of the four poultry rooms
Before Promic project, Mrs. Nyendwoha initially had one room for her poultry and the room was accommodating only 250 birds and after the project, she was able to add four(4) more rooms for the poultry of which rooms are now accommodating 300 birds (broilers), put up a pig stys and kraal
The intervention, how was the beneficiary identified, what kind of support did the project offer? If there were some challenges (repayments, Business etc) please share, how did the project team manage to overcome the challenges? Activity photograph (mentorship, or training)should be inserted in here
The beneficiary learnt of Promic through a friend who was a client and had their group that is St. Martha Group and from there she underwent loan training, assessment and appraisal and then Mrs. Nyendwoha joined promic Scheme after paying registration fee of 10,000 shs and savings of 100,000 shs. she got her first loan worth shillings 1,000,000 because of her need to increase on her poultry house and she paid her loan very well. No challenge was faced in her loan repayments.
How has the beneficiary’s life and that of family members changed? What exactly has changed, can we have the beneficiary’s voice come out here to share her experience, what other challenge does s/he still have( beneficiary’s voice should be written in local language after you translate in English)
The beneficiary’s life changed positively because when she added on her projects, her sales on eggs and piglets increased which helped her and her husband raise school fees for their children and also she was able to fence her pig sty so that to protect her pigs from outside environment . On the pig project;
The challenge that she is still facing is swine fever in pigs which is not immunized and because of this at one point made her lose all her pigs and also the suppliers of hens (layers, kroilers and broilers) are not consistent in supplying her with birds when she needs them which makes her fail to meet her target as per her plan. This because birds are so much bought during big days say Christmas, Easter seasons etc
Mrs. Nyendwoha is very grateful to Promic for the support that it has offered to her for it has really changed her life and her family’s life and she is able to save some money every month and also pay her loan very well from the sale of eggs, milk and broilers