Total loan: $1,250

Today's Vision Group

Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe / Agriculture

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A loan helped to extend her fowl run and purchase layers to go into egg production.

Today's Vision Group's story

Tapiwa is a mother to two children, a boy and a girl. She has teamed up with her husband and provide food, shelter, clothes and school fees for them. That is when she felt the need of starting an income generating activity. With her yard availing her opportunities in form of unused space, she decided to build a fowl run and start a poultry business. She consulted some “chicken guru’s “for advice and know-how on rearing chickens. Armed with the knowledge and financial support from her husband she started earning money. She keeps chickens in batches of a hundred, having two batches in different stages at any given time.

She heard about Thrive Microfinance. She was interested in what Thrive had to offer and teamed up with other hardworking women in her neighbourhood. They formed the group Today’s Vision. The group religiously attended training offered at Thrive. They have already started noticing significant change in their business, as they are now able to track and account for each and every cent in the business from the record keeping training they attended.

Whilst she earns money after every six weeks, she saw the need to venture into a profit that gave her daily sales. It dawned on her that she could extend her chicken business by adding layer chickens so that she can get eggs that she can sell daily around her neighbourhood. She is already in the process of extending her fowl run to accommodate the layer chickens. Tapiwa has applied for a $350 loan. Her husband and group members have also supported her idea of venturing into the egg business as they have seen her good progress with the broiler business.