Moses already owned a business selling onions, cooking oil, shoes, and clothes, when he first heard about Seed Effect on a local radio station. He was immediately interested in the opportunity to receive a business loan. “I really needed the loan,” he says.
“When you don’t have extra money, you cannot improve or grow your business.
With his first Seed Effect loan, Moses bought clothing in Kampala, Uganda, to sell in South Sudan. After repaying the loan, he had enough money leftover to rent a permanent structure for his business. Since then, Moses has taken classes from Seed Effect staff, learning about how to keep records, save money, and plan for the future. With the money he earns through his business, he sends his four girls, ages three, six, 10, and 16, to school. Moses is rare among South Sudanese fathers, most of whom do not believe in educating women.
For Moses, “educating girls is so important because in the future, all my children will be able to do things for themselves,” he says.
“Seed Effect ensured that all my children go to school.”