Some association members have acquired cows and sell milk and manure
Nyagatoma cell administration in Tabagwe sector of Nyagatare district has embarked on the drive to form cooperatives because it speeds up social economic development of the residents.
Residents formed cooperatives which enable them access bank loans to set up small income generating activities.
“No resident lives in grass thatched house or sleeps on a mat because forming cooperatives improved their livelihoods,” stressed Charles Murenzi, executive secretary of Nyagatoma cell.
“We get bank loans through cooperatives and work hard for social development,” said Josianne Nyiranshimiyimana, a tailor.
Members have livestock that give manure to increase crop productivity
There are 81 associations and up to eight cooperatives in Agasongero village, Nyagatoma cell, Tabagwe sector in Nyagatare district. Most of the associations are agriculture based.