“Adding value to cassava improved my life.”

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Name: Abuin Suzan

Age: 28 years
Region: Soroti, Teso Region
Business Sector: Agri-business Value addition (Cassava)
Growth trajectory: Has grown his investment into a business worth UGX 12M
Suzan sorting cassava at her store
“I am a Senior Four drop-out and a single mother of two,” says Suzan. “I started the business of buying and milling cassava in 2011 with only 20 bags. I was clueless about business and almost abandoned it. But, somehow, I kept going because I did not have anything else to do.”
“In August 2013 I received a call from my mother, encouraging me to go for the Enterprise Uganda training. During the training I learnt about record-keeping and accounting. This

knowledge turned me into a better business person”, she says.

“Today, I stock over 200 bags of cassava, estimated at UGX 12 million. I also attribute my business growth to a good savings culture and the habit of ploughing back profits into the business. I bought land and intend to finish school early next year. I am happy that all my children are in school. I live a better and purposeful life.”

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