A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy chick feed, as well as baking ingredients.

Aesok Group's story

Olivia, 44, is a married woman. She lives in Kwekwe with her husband and three children, ages 26, 21 and 15. Two of her children are still going to school. Olivia also looks after her late sister’s son, who is 25 years old.

She is into the business of poultry and peanut butter making. She operates from her home in Redcliff Kwekwe. Currently she employs no one, only being assisted by her family. On a monthly basis, she gets about $750. She has a loan which she used to buy 350 chicks and five bags of chicken feed and baking ingredients, as she is also into baking of birthday and wedding cakes. Olivia is also a youth trainer under the ministry of youth, where she gets other income.

The client faces the challenges of high mortality rates of chicks, electricity cuts and proper chick feed.

She sees herself with a bigger project with more than 1,000 chickens and more than five employees in the next five years. The project will certainly improve her standard of living since her disposable income will have increased.

In this group: Kundai, Selina, Etty, Olivia, Alice

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