A loan of $7,000 helped a member to purchase eucalyptus seedlings and fertilizer and to pay for technical trainings and plantation maintenance support.


Jacob's Group's story

Jacob is a 45-year-old married father of eight. He is a mason, building houses to earn income for his family. However, he says, "It's not easy to secure a job and payment is low." So Jacob is joining the KOMAZA program in order to "uplift the living standard of the entire family." Currently, Jacob is sending all eight of his children to school. He will use the profits from his new tree farm to continue educating his children and build a permanent house. He looks forward to being a part of the KOMAZA program because it will impart skills about farming to him, allow him to interact with KOMAZA staff and work in groups. Jacob joined the micro forestry program "to meet the KOMAZA objective: reduce poverty and improve the living standard of his family."

In this group: Jacob, Patrick, Iha, Jefwa, Philister, Alfred, Kadzo, Esther, Katsaka, Fedis, Tabu, Kadzo, Salama, Kanze
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