“I now have 10 acres of sugarcane sambas, a residential home and save weekly in my village bank!” 



Livestock Impact Stories from Iganga, Bulanga Uganda (March 2021) 

Centre for Evangelism is one of Children’s Mission (CM)  partners in Uganda. CFE  implements a livestock intervention program in rural Uganda. The intervention targets youth and women from low-income families. Families receive livestock to improve their livelihood. 

 

Meet Mwere Betty: “I now have 10 acres of sugarcane sambas, a residential home and save weekly in my village bank! 

 

Betty behind her pig pen-one of the income generating activities she runs 

“I attended Enterprise Training conducted by CFE, learnt about the benefits of saving and starting income-generating activities. At first, I thought I could not do anything but decided to try. 

I started by making and selling bricks. I also started growing sugarcane and now have 10 acres of sugarcane. These income-generating activities have helped me build my residential house and afford to pay my children’s school fees at good quality boarding schools and universities.  I also started rearing pigs to add to my streams of income. Beyond business, I am now able to comfortably express myself in English and this makes me very happy!

Betty’s behind her livestock (chicken)  Project 

My work has also inspired my son to start making and selling bricks to generate income.  

Betty’s son Brick Project inspired by Betty Mwere

 

In the future, I want to buy a plot of land to build rental units in Iganga town. I am also a caterer and want to open up a beautiful restaurant in Bulanga where county workers can eat healthy meals courtesy of Betty’s Restaurant!  

Mercy Murigi (CMA) , Betty Mwere & Chelimo Njoroge ( CMA) pose behind Betty’s residential home