Sarah comes from the major farming area in Mukono district. She farms green paper, tomatoes, eggplants and cabbages. She has a seed bed of tomatoes which she is transplanting. She says prices are not stable and with varying weather conditions she needs to put much attention to her farm for better yields. Sarah plants a small portion of tomatoes so as to counter the little income she has because planting a bigger portion requires more income to buy pesticides which she does not have. She heard of this opportunity of a loan of which if she succeeds, it will help her expand the portion of land cultivated to one acre, increase output as well as income. Sarah says when output is much in a particular season, prices are low and vice versa that’s when she makes profit. She operates this business with the help of her husband who owns a motorcycle as a means of transport. The items are taken to the landing site which offers better price and the earnings are used to acquire possessions for the family.
Sarah’s childhood was not easy, her parents passed away when she was young and she was raised by other relatives. Education was not her biggest priority but only getting a happy family. Sarah conceived after primary six which was a ticket for her to get married to her current husband. She has three children and she works hard to ensure she is in harmony with her husband because she knows that she has no one to turn to. She does farming together with her husband and as a wife she saw that she was backward as compared to other women. She says that the moment she heard about SYPO from other women, she had hopes that she will stop asking her husband smearing oil and clothing and thus work hard to buy her own.