Frutrac 3

Good news for Frutrac, who just signed a big new client. That means they can export much more organically produced sesame. The company buys these from small Ugandan farmers. With this loan of 31,000 euros Frutrac can buy extra sesame seeds from 545 farmers and pay them directly. At a fair price, because Frutrac wants to enable Ugandan farmers to improve their own living conditions with environment friendly farming. Thanks to this loan, more and more farmers can participate and benefit from opportunities on the international market.

  • 18 new jobs
  • 545 people reached
Amount needed
6 months
Impact loan
Fully funded in 57 days on 20 October 2022.
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About the company

Frutrac is a Ugandan company that processes and markets various organic agricultural products. These include fresh and dried fruits, chia and sesame seeds, vanilla, shea butter and green coffee beans. Frutrac buys all these products directly and at a fair price from 700 small-scale farmers who have organic certification.

To become certified, these farmers are first trained by Frutrac in organic farming. The company also pays for the application costs. Once the farmers are certified, a fair trade agreement is signed to sell their organic products to Frutrac. That way the farmers get a fair price for their products. This price is determined by the profit the company makes and is about 30% higher than the average market price. Moreover, in the event of failed harvests, the farmers still receive a minimal amount to compensate their loss. This way Frutrac wants to enable farmers, especially women and young people, to improve their economic and social situation. 

Fructra believes in tracability of its’ products. Therefore, a great deal of attention is paid to technical support for farmers, and strict working procedures are in place to ensure transparency. This applies not only to the farmers but also to the employees who sort, process and package the products for transport.

Frutrac's products are sold in local and international markets. In 2020, 50% of their profits came from exports. Frutrac exports to Europe, the United States, Japan, the Middle East and African countries, among others. Over the past 3 years, Frutrac has grown and despite the pandemic, profits have increased. There is potential for further growth of those profits, but for that Frutrac needs more working capital. This loan is inteded for that.


Purpose of the loan

Frutrac has recently signed a new contract with a German customer, who wants to buy several containers of organic sesame from them. Now that the sesame season has just ended Frutrac needs a new loan to buy the extra sesame for this new customer from the farmers and to pay them directly. This loan of 31,000 euros will allow them to buy a container full of sesame from 545 farmers and create 18 new temporary jobs. 


Previous loans

Frutrac has received two previous loans from PlusPlus investors. Those have also been used to purchase more sesame from 700 farmers. In addition, that loan provided 35 new seasonal jobs, to sort, process and pack all the products for export.


Mission & vision

Frutrac wants to build a vibrant economy in rural Uganda, driven by the market and based on diverse, environment friendly sources of income, for which small-scale farmers receive a fair price. To provide these farmers with optimal market opportunities, Frutrac aims to become the export leader for organic agricultural products. 



Thanks to this loan:

  • Frutrac can purchase more sesame from 545 farmers, improving their incomes.
  • These farmers are trained in organic farming techniques, to grow their crops sustainably. 
  • This loan also created 18 new temporary jobs.


Management team

Frutrac's management consists of experienced people. CEO Musa Kiggundu Muwanga has been working in the export of organic products for more than 20 years and also has experience in economic development in different African countries. He obtained his Masters in Post-Harvest Horticulture in England and also holds several degrees in marketing, management, project planning and export-oriented SMEs. 

Chief Operations Officer (COO) Peter Mugabi has 14 years of experience in the export industry. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Procurement and Logistics Management, a diploma in Entrepreneur Skills and Innovations in the Agro-Industry, and Organic Agriculture Certification and Marketing.

Chief of Finance & Administration (CFA) Ms. Hedwig Tushemerirwe has over 15 years of experience in financial management, planning and compliance. She holds an MBA degree and a Bachelors of Commerce (Accounting). 

Together they form a strong team with the necessary expertise to run the business efficiently. They are supported by a team of supervisors, senior and junior staff who take care of daily operations. 

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COVID-19 update

Despite the pandemic, Frutrac made a profit last year. Lockdowns and travel restrictions did affect the company, however, as local and international transport costs increased. It also became more difficult and expensive to access working capital. At the same time, demand for their organic products remained unabated, so profits ultimately fell less than expected.


Direct loan

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Available documents

Information document issuer.


Company nameFrutrac
CEOMusa Kiggundu Muwanga

Impact of this project

  • With this investment 18 jobs are created
  • With this investment 545 people are reached

About the investment

Funding target€31,000
Annual interest0.00%
Maturity6 months
Repayment period6 months
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About Frutrac

Total assets€76,366
Leverage ratio64.00%

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