Chimudiko is one of the members of the Chamaza Fruit and Chicken Club. He, along with his fellow members, are raising fruit seedlings but they are also growing vegetables too so they can run a chicken business.
After selling their first vegetable harvest, they were able to buy 10 chicks and the relevant feed and vaccines. They raised and sold these and bought 20 chicks. They sold these too and then bought 30 chicks. And yes, you guessed, they raised these and bought more chicks.
Speaking to Chimudiko and fellow club members, they explained that they re-invest the money to buy more chicks and save the profit. They plan in December to share the profit so each member benefits. They will still have the initial capital to continue their business.
Chimudiko plans to buy some piglets with his share of the money whilst others said they wanted to set up businesses including fish selling and bananas whilst others want to buy goats.
The money they then make from these separate businesses they plan to use to pay school fees, to buy uniforms, pay for transport to the clinics when their children are sick and to support their parents.
And all of this is being achieved from a packet or two of vegetable seeds. These seeds, with the training that Maston, our Agriculture expert provides, is beyond valuable in ensuring sustainable futures.