A loan of $4,000 helped a member to purchase tree farm inputs such as eucalyptus seedlings and fertilizer, as well as to pay for technical trainings and maintenance support.


Charo's Group's story

Charo, age 55 (shown with his hand raised), is a drylands farmer along with his wife. Their venture is hindered by lack of capital for investment in modern farming tools, good seeds, insecticides, and pesticides. Charo is also a mason. He and his wife have seven children.

Charo is joining the KOMAZA microforestry program to uplift himself and his family out of poverty. With his loan funds, he will purchase tree farm inputs such as eucalyptus seedlings and fertilizer, as well as pay for technical trainings and maintenance support

With the profits from his tree farm, Charo intends to build a house for his family and to ensure that his children get a better education. He tells us that he also wants to "help others join KOMAZA by [setting a] good example from my changes by the KOMAZA project."

In this group: Charo, Kalume, Francis , Kahaso, Elizabeth, Chengo, Safari, Kazungu
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