A loan of $4,500 helped a member to purchase inputs such as eucalyptus seedlings and fertilizer, as well as to pay for technical trainings and plantation maintenance support.

Changawa's Group's story

Changawa is a farmer, husband and father of two. Changawa's wife is also a farmer; they grow maize, raise animals and trade charcoal. He says unpredictable market prices is a major challenge to his business. Changawa decided to join KOMAZA to increase the forest cover in his dryland community; he understands and appreciates the benefit of having forests to attract rain to dry environments. Changawa wants to use the profit he makes from his KOMAZA tree farm to educate his children and have a good house for his family. Also pictured are another Changawa, who is already a member of a Kiva group, and James, an old KOMAZA farmer who already has two tree farms and was present to support the new farmers as they sign up for the microforestry program.

In this group: Changawa, Yaa, Chadi, Sidi, Shungu, Kadii, Francis, Charo, Kadenge

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