A loan of $3,500 helped a member to pay for eucalyptus seedlings, fertilizer, training and plantation maintenance support.

Nyadzua's Group's story

Nyadzua is a 36-year-old dryland farmer and mother of eight children. Her husband is a carpenter. Nyadzua grows maize, cowpeas and green peas, but lacks the money to buy pesticide to prevent her crops from being destroyed by pests and fertilizer to increase the yields harvested.

When asked why she is joining the KOMAZA microforestry program, she says, "KOMAZA is planting trees for the future of the local families and I like that." With the profits from her tree farm, Nyadzua plans to educate her children and build a home for her family.

Also pictured with the group of seven is Dzidza, who is part of another KOMAZA group that has a Kiva loan.

In this group: Nyadzua, Grace, Alex, Evence, Mulongo, Nazi, Nimwaka

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