- This grad ventured into farming after his search for white collar job failed
- He started his farming business with two rabbits and two chickens
- Today, he has a colony of 200 rabbits and flock of chickens and rakes in Ghc6,1k a month
Just like most young graduates today, Julius Ayebare, 31, had big dreams when he finished his degree program at Kabale University in Uganda. He wanted to work in an office and earn fat salary. So he launched a desperate pursuit of that childhood dream.
But as it later turned out, finding that white collar job was not a walk in the pack. He says he searched for a job in every corner of the country. There was none.
He gave up the search for that office employment. Instead, he decided to attend a seminar that trained the youth how to succeed in agribusiness and other business related fields.
“When the seminar ended, each of us was given 636Ghc as transport allowance. I used mine to buy two rabbits and two chickens to start my own small farm,” says Ayebare who comes from Rubanda District in Uganda.
He adds that he was especially inspired by Bernard Okello’s story. Okello was the CEO of Uhuru organization that was behind the seminar on development.
“What I liked most about him is that he practiced what he was preaching,” says Ayebare.
A few months later, Ayebare's mixed farming business picked up. He bought three acres of land, where he put up bee keeping farm. He also bought in pigs, started farming Irish potatoes, pine trees and passion fruits. That was in 2007.
Today, Ayebare rakes in Ghc6,1k every month from his farm proceeds. He has basically become a millionaire and doesn’t need that white collar job anymore.
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