A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy eucalyptus seeds and fertilizer and get training and plantation maintenance support..


Lutu's Group's story

Lutu is a carpenter and a father of ten children; his wife is a dryland farmer. His carpentry business faces the challenges of a lack of modern tools for running his workshop and a low supply of timber in the market.

In explaining why he joined the KOMAZA microforestry program, Lutu says, "If you plant trees you are having a future resource for development. If I get money from the harvest of the trees, my kids can have access to a good life, a good home and good investments."

Lutu is going to use the proceeds of the $2,500 loan to buy eucalyptus seeds and fertilizer and get training and plantation maintenance support. With the proceeds from his tree farm, Lutu plans to build a warehouse in town and improve his carpentry workshop through modern tools.

In this group: Lutu, Kiti, Mwabegu, Silas, Mwakuni
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