Kwagalakwe Banda Kyandaza 390
Harriet does farming business for 29 years and all the income which has sustained her family for over a decade is from it. However she says that the trend in the farming business has changed because previously one would borrow a garden and is given to cultivate thus chooses and pays the owner in kind. In the recent years, the land is hired which is quiet expensive if one does not have enough income. She grows cabbage, egg plants and tomatoes which she sells in three months. She also rears improved pigs and has 8 pigs which she wants to enlarge and improve its structure and buy feeds so as to fatten them well with the loan. She rears them up to 10 months and when they produce piglets she sells to earn income to support her family.
Harriet says life would be different for her except that most of her earnings are spent to pay education expenses for her 7 children. Harriet is married and together with her husband, they depend on the earnings from farming to support the family. She wishes to invest the loan in growing tomatoes and eggplants which have short gestation period and will earn faster income to pay school fees for her children.