Lawrence Baguma, a maize farmer from the Masindi District of Uganda, tells us about his involvement with the Build a Farm Programme in 2008.
After the first season I saved 50,000 Ugandan Shillings. With the money I will begin to build a new house for my family. I have also bought a Fresian cow which I call Joseph. It is only one year and four months old, too young to supply milk at the moment; but I hope it will produce a can of milk per day next year. We will drink some of the milk and use some for money making.
My children now have food for school. I sell some maize but I also use some to feed the family. As well as maize they eat cassava, potatoes, sweet potatoes and rice. As my business grows I will buy more cows and I hope to finish building my house next year to give my family a proper home.
Thank you Build Africa for the support you have given me.”