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Betty Ndugga, a female entrepreneur in Uganda

2017

Betty Ndugga used to be a clothing trader in Uganda's capital of Kampala. After her husband died, she returned to her village and joined a local farmer field school, supported by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, where she was trained in coffee production. After that, she decided to establish a nursery. The nursery is now a flourishing and successful business, and Betty employs other women from her community. Betty’s seedlings are also being bought by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority, which distributes them to local farmers while also providing training, in a drive to revive the sector.