A loan of $2,000 helped a member to pay for eucalyptus seedlings, fertilizer, training, and plantation maintenance support.

Furaha's Group's story

Furaha, meaning "happiness" in Swahili, is a forty-seven-year-old mother of seven children and a dryland farmer. She grows maize, cowpeas, and cassava, but pests destroy the crops and she cannot afford pesticides.

Furaha is joining the KOMAZA microforestry program because "KOMAZA is helping the poor by planting trees for income generation." With the profits from her tree farm, Furaha plans to buy land for her family, invest in a dairy cow, and send her children to high school.

Someday, she would like to own her own business, have a permanent house, and send her children to university.

In this group: Furaha, Sylvester, Sidi, Charo
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