A loan of $6,500 helped a member to purchase tree farm inputs, such as eucalyptus seedlings and fertilizer, as well as to pay for technical training and maintenance support.


Kambizi's Group's story

Kambizi, age 67, is a farmer. She and her husband have raised one child. Her husband is now too old to work, so Kambizi farms maize, cowpeas, and cassava for their own consumption. Kambizi is pictured with her hand raised.

Because of the challenges brought on by drought, subsistence farming does not generate a sufficient income for Kambizi to live off. She has therefore joined the KOMAZA microforestry program so that she can earn her own money to support herself and her husband.

She will use her loan funds to purchase tree farm inputs, such as eucalyptus seedlings and fertilizer, as well as to pay for technical training and maintenance support.

With the income from her tree farm, Kambizi would like to build a house, purchase food, and provide for her family. Her favorite part of the KOMAZA program is "the way KOMAZA improves people's lives and the way the staff are doing their work."

In this group: Kambizi, Salama, Karembo, Shadrack, Dama, Kadzo, Kahunda, Karembo, Shida, Sikubali, Kadzo, Khamis, Jumwa



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