Dancilla Mukangerageze a resident of Kigarama cell in Masoro sector in Rulindo District started her development journey with only Rwf50, 000 and now her capital is more than Rwf20 Million.
Dancilla Mukangerageze was once a poor woman who would cultivate other people’s farms to get a meal for a day, but her poverty did not hinder her from thinking of ways to get out of her situation.
She finally got the courage to get a loan of Rwf50, 000 and planted tomatoes which did well; she sold the produce and invested in a bee keeping project.
When the bee keeping project became successful, she sold enough honey and bought chicken and started poultry farming.
Up to present, Dancilla owns more than 4500 chicken in her poultry yard. Dancilla has 13 of her neighbors doing poultry farming courtesy of her and four people who do bee keeping on her support. Apart from supporting her neighbours morally, she has 21 employees in her projects.
According to Dancilla, one must work hard to achieve their dreams, “sitting and wishing cannot move you an inch towards your development” she says.
Dancilla says there are always repercussions if a woman who is supposed to be the heart of the home stays at home idly not working.
“Poverty is the most common thing to families with a husband earning the bread. There comes misunderstandings with the husband, children are not secure and their future is not sure. I experienced that and I know what poverty smells like, every woman needs to step out and start putting their ideas to work.” She urges
Dancilla has so far achieved big; she owns an eight (8) bedroom-house in which she resides with her family. She built a house for her mother in law who was also poor. She plans on buying a truck to help in her work especially transporting her eggs to Kigali city where she supplies.