A loan of $4,200 helped a member to buy fertilizers for the tea plantation.


Itembezo Tukore Group's story

Tea growing is the major farming activity in Kihihi and the surrounding areas. This is mostly because of the ready market from the tea factory in their midst. This is the major reason why Christopher devoted most of his energy to tea planting. He is 46 years old and married with five school-going children. From his tea sales, he is able to make 80,000 shillings as weekly profits. He is a very hardworking man and very cooperative, with a banana plantation as his other business, from which he sells bananas to earn an extra income of 40,000 shillings monthly.

Christopher has a dream of expanding both plantations to be able to earn more as well as continuing to educate his children for self-sustainability. He is quick to say that ever since he started taking loans, his sales have increased because of the improved quality, and this is one reason why he needs to take another loan: to be able to buy fertilizers for the tea plantation.

In this group: Christopher, Milka, Hillary, Topher, Eliphaz, Tomas, Safari, Domitia, Elias, Evalyne, Emily, Joseph, Peace, Gerald, Agnes*, Justus, Calist
*not pictured


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