Several of our fruit tree clubs have been continuing with their livestock management training. Maston explained that he is not only training them on how to raise the animals but also to understand the planning and finances associated with running a business.
He said, “It is going well. The clubs that are growing vegetables have been selling any surplus vegetables and saving the money that they are making. They wanted to develop their agri-business further so are using the money to buy chicks.
“Once the chicks are fully grown they will be sold. The club members will make a good profit which will help support them and their families, and they will re-invest to build their business. There is an outlay at the beginning as they have to buy the chicks and three different types of feed but this helps them understand finances and the running of a business.”
Helping community members learn how to create sustainable businesses is key to reducing poverty in one of the world’s poorest countries.