Ugandan Fish Sausages Transform Female Fortunes
What to do when your food production enterprise is not making much money? It is a common problem in the global South, where farmers and fishers often struggle to survive and where they can face the threat of bankruptcy and destitution while trying to provide essential food for their communities.
Lovin Kobusingya is the former secretary and university graduate who, through tenacity and ingenuity, has built a business selling fish sausages that has become a hit in Kampala, Uganda, in East Africa.
The product, basically unknown in Uganda before, became a tidy solution to the dilemma of how to sell fish at a premium price that could boost the income of the farmers.
The 29-year-old mother of two set up Kati Fish Farms (katifarms.org) and Kati Farm Supplies Ltd. and now sells 500 kilograms of fish sausage a day. – (November 2012)
Image: Kati Farms (katifarms.org)