A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy 150 young chicks, feed and medicines.

Kupukai Group's story

Clara is 49 years old and lives in Gweru. She is a widow who is bringing up four children along with two orphans (her deceased brother's children), all of whom attend school.

Her principal business is to raise and sell chickens. She has two employees and has been in operation for three years. Clara also makes an income from buying and selling foodstuffs in the local market, and earns rental income of $150 per month from a four-bed house that she lets out.

The main problem she faces is the high level of competition, leading to low prices and profit for her chickens. Her ambition is to build up a substantial chicken rearing business - she wants to raise 1,000 chicks over the next five years. She will use the MicroKing loan to buy 150 chicks, together with associated feed and medicines.

She hopes that the profit from her enterprise will enable her to send her children to better schools and train them so that they can follow her into the poultry business.

In this group: Clara, Naome, Musiwa, Tsitsi

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