By Zalimon Basighalha (Good luck)
Dinovence Kenyange a single mother of five children in Kyakitale cell in Katwe in Katwe Kabatooro Town Council of Kasese District over the weekend shade tears of joy after she was surprised with 1.3 Million from Microfinance Support Center.
Kenyange, a 41 Year Older mother whose hopes to educate her children and start up a small business had started deteriorating, on Saturday her worries were turned upside down when Hellen Petronilla Masika, the Deputy Executive Director for Microfinance Support Center approached the single mother with a cash surprise.
The Deputy Executive Director Hellen Petronilla Masika was in the district the district on the fact finding mission on how the Presidential Initiative on Wealth and Job Creation (Emyooga) was fairing. According to her, the findings indicate that the program was promising.
The Emyooga program was launched by H.E the President of Uganda in August 2019 as part of Government’s continuous strategies to transform 68% of Ugandan homesteads from subsistence to market-oriented production, and the Microfinance Support Centre Ltd (MSC) is responsible for the planning, management, budgeting, reporting and accountability of all funds disbursed for the program.
Speaking to our Reporter, Kenyange in her jovial mood described Masika as a blessing from God saying that she had started losing hope in herself following the poverty that was biting her hard.
Kenyange says she can now be able to clear all the school dues of his son Amza Tumusiime who is doing a Diploma in Pharmacy at Fort portal College of Health Sciences- Buhinga.
Hellen Petronilla Masika, did not only support Kenyange but also extended the helping arm to Mary Nyambubi, a 56 year-old woman,
Mackline Kabeitera 37 and Janet Namasira 54 who also received 1 Million each.
Jane Zambere a resident of Sesele in Mpondwe-Lhubiriha town council also got 1 Million.
The beneficiaries thanked the government of Uganda through Microfinance Support Center for the timely support promising to properly utilize the cash to develop their families.
The Deputy Executive Director for Microfinance Support Center, Hellen Petronilla Masika strongly warned the beneficiaries from misusing the money arguing them to use it to sustain their families.