Total loan: $1,500


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Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy 50 layers to increase her batch of chickens.

Muchaneta's story

Starting a business is not an easy process and can be worse if you are a young lady. Not everyone approves of women running their own businesses, and they may try their best to pull you down, but if you have a vision and determination, even the universe can’t stop you. These were the words of Muchaneta when she was asked how she started her business and the challenges she faced.

Muchaneta is a married mother of one school-going child. She lives in her in-laws’ house in Harare. Muchaneta has a fowl run with a capacity of 1000 chickens, but she only has 250 layers that produce fertilized eggs, which she sells to hatcheries in town. She is very passionate about her project, and her business is profitable since she has a ready market for the eggs. Currently, she collects an average of 150 eggs per day.

Muchaneta came to Thrive in June 2017 and received training on record keeping and marketing. She used her loan to buy another 50 layers and increased her total number of layers to 300. Muchaneta has a long-term plan of relocating her farm to another town where she has already built a fowl run with a capacity of 3000 layers. She has a vision of becoming a large-scale fertilized egg producer. She believes that with the help of Thrive and its partners her dream can be fulfilled.