Farmer Group Finance

21 Aug


So, you’re a farmer in Rakai District, and you’d like a bit of money to buy a spraying backpack and some pesticides because you’ve got a nasty ant infestation in your coffee trees. You’ve only got 3 acres of land and farming doesn’t provide a very steady income, so the bank won’t give you a loan. How do you get the money without having to go around asking relatives for loans? Join a Farmer Group, of course!


Check out the infographic-y thing I drew to explain Farmer Group finance to some friends… and, as always, feel free to get in touch if you have questions!

Jjongoza Farmer Field School

2 Responses to “Farmer Group Finance”

  1. ladybirdathome August 21, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    I love your ‘infographics’. What you have drawn is a Village Savings and Loans scheme. VSL’s are being developed and rolled out by NGO Care International, who have developed field guides and trainers manuals. You may be able to find these resources on their website. I have copy if you need it.

  2. stoneapeYOW August 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

    Where’s that blog post you were working on yesterday? I expected to see it up and disturbing that sh!t already 😉

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