Total loan: $1,600

Green Tea Group

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Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe / Agriculture

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A loan helped to increase the number of birds she raises per batch to 150 birds.

Green Tea Group's story

After retiring in 2013, Jaquelline thought of starting a business that will generate some income for household upkeep and day-to-day expenses. She started a broiler business, raising batches of fifty birds at a time and reselling locally. Surprisingly, the demand for chickens grew, forcing Jaquelline to increase the number to hundred birds. The growing experience in keeping birds made Jaquelline improve the quality of her service and gave her hope that she can grow her poultry business and conquer her area of residence.

As a fifty-four-year-old mother of three, with two of them still of school-going age, she is single. Due to more experience that she has gained, Jaquelline is now keeping layers for egg selling, road runners for egg hatching and peacocks for selling also. The quest for additional capital drove Jaquelline to finding three neighbor friends to join THRIVE. They formed Green Tea Group, and the group is based in Waterfalls, Harare.

Jaquelline used her share of the loan to increase the number of birds to 150 and to separate them by at least two weeks so that she will not run out of stock. She also used the loan to increase the number of layers in order to supply more eggs weekly in local tuck-shops.