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  • What it is like to be an agent of change: testimony of Aimable Bigendako, an MA of Karusi

    As an MA, I have the privilege to be on the front line of the G50 network and to get a hands on experience in helping rural communities gain in financial and social inclusion. The fact that we work in a network has taught me the power of a team work. The whole system relies in the capacity of all the agents to collaborate efficiently and share information timely and through that I can attest that it brings good results.

    I follow up closely the evolution of G50s in Karusi where I am based and I see a real improvement in the members’ lives. The trainings farmers get in Agriculture through AgriCoach are truly a game-changer in fighting against hunger and poverty. Slowly by slowly, I have seen farmers with small fields get more yields as they continually apply the methods they are being taught. Myself, I practice those methods on my own fields and get to enjoy good yields.

    In terms of financial inclusion, now it is easier for farmers to save money, order fertilizers and seeds alongside other services using the technology in UMVA System. Not only farmers, even for me as an MA that technology allows us to save and plan for the future.

    What it is like to be an agent of change: testimony of Aimable Bigendako, an MA of Karusi