Poultry business

Maureen Masheke

Lusaka, Zambia

100% repaid



Maureen Masheke

Member since

May 2021

On-time repayments

39 installments  •  51%

About Me

My names are Maureen Masheke ,Mrs Mondwa.I started my Poultry business but have not moved much to do to my full capacity because of money issues that has made me do less.
I have the passion and desire to see this business grow and do more in the value addition to chickens.
I would like to be assisted so that I also help my son's who are in college and also in school.

My Business

My business of Chickens is a good business and if enough capital is in ,it can create even more jobs to other vulnerable pipo around my area.
I can even enploy more workers and also to do the farming around the farm.
We have a lot of customers but can't satisfy them because I'm failing to meet the demand

Loan Proposal

What I will use the funds this time is to buy equipment for my Poultry business.
Im going to buy more feeders and drinkers for my chickens.
Thank you so much Zidisha Lenders.
You are really changing the world.Thank you for your assistance.

Income Source

If the business does not go well,I will be able to pay because I have a full time job.I will use my salary to pay off that is.
Thank you

My Videos

May 18, 2021: Humble beginnings

Jun 26, 2021: Beautiful poultry journey






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Jun 15, 2021

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

1 week




United States



United States

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  • Maureen Masheke    Aug 26, 2023

    Business is slow and my payments are delaying making me fail to balance up the business.i should be able to pay from second week of next month so that I settle sooner.
    Apologies fr the delays in payments

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  • Maureen Masheke    Jul 30, 2023

    Hallow my Zidisha team and family.
    It has been very cold and affecting my business of chickens.i didn't manage to get another batch becoz it was so cold so had a lot of mortality with my last batch.
    I will make collections fr my last month s sales beginning this week and will make some payments .
    I' have booked another batch to collect in a week s time when I make some collections.
    Another issue was the stunted growth which is I attributed to the cold weather around.

    Will make good soon
    Thank you

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  • Maureen Masheke    Jul 10, 2023

    Hallow my Zidisha family.
    I'm pushing to start selling .I have had a challenge with growth of my chickens ,so I'm boasting them and also making some collections.
    I will be able to pay more in the coming 2 months.
    Otherwise business is good.

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  • Maureen Masheke    May 15, 2023

    Thank you my Zidisha Team fr making my project possible.
    I'm going to buy feed for my chickens
    Also I would like to increase on the number of feeders and drinkers
    Thank you so much

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  • Maureen Masheke    May 13, 2023

    Thank you so much my Zidisha Team.
    Frm my previous loan,I was able to raise my batch of chickens and have managed to sell .I also managed to get another batch which I will be selling in the next 2 weeks.At the moment,I would like to increase on my numbers of the chickens I'm able to buy.Secondly,I have been able to start a garden fr okra.thank you Zidisha.
    From boilers,I wish to get in Layers fr eggs.Because the layers fr eggs require a lot more money,I want to continue with broilers until such a time when I can manage.Otherwise that is my dream to do layers for eggs...see my chickens and poultry house now in the photo

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  • Maureen Masheke    May 5, 2023

    Hallow my Zidisha team.im selling my chickens.they are big and tasty ones.
    Guess what .I'm also adding value to my chickens by smoking chickens.to that I'm also smoking the fish .So I can say that my sales will improve and I can grow my business to the next level.Thank you fr the Zidisha loan.i greatly appreciate.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Apr 16, 2023

    Good morning my Zidisha Team.
    I would like to adjust my payment amount for now so that it enables me to sell my chickens and clear the loan within the repayment period .So far my chicken business is okay and would like to see it grow.Thank you so much for everything.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Mar 22, 2023

    Hallow Zidisha.
    I'm adjusting the repayment amount to enable me have time to make sales and colle

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  • Maureen Masheke    Mar 22, 2023

    Hallow Zidisha Team.
    I'm adjusting the payment amount now to enable me make my sales.Sovar

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  • Maureen Masheke    Mar 9, 2023

    Good morning my lenders.
    There has been some financial challenge s in keeping up in my business but I'm trying to keep up.
    I tried to expand my chicken run and so far so good but money or capital is not enough to finish off my project.
    I have also managed though to buy some chickens so that the business continue running.Thank you Zidisha.
    I'm sure I will be able to finish off my extension to the chicken run in my next loan and then I will be able to keep up with the business.
    At the moment,im happy with my progress.
    I intend to finish paying for my loan in the period specified at least.
    As i have trained in the value addition course to smoke chickens,im glad to say I want and intend to push my business to the next level.
    Thank you Zidisha and hoping to pay my loan quicker and contribute to this noble works.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Feb 4, 2023

    Good morning my lenders.
    I have started my business and pushing .the challenge I have been having is mortality and slow repayments.i hope to speed up my collections and also sell soon.looking at the economy it has been difficult to catch up but I'm trying by all means so that I settle my loan and continue the business.
    The good news is that I have managed to register my business name and hoping to open a shop that will make me sell my chickens on cash basis instead of credit.credit sales are delaying me in my business.thank you fr everything and will surely make good.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Dec 14, 2022

    Good day my funders..
    My chickens are doing well and should be able to start selling soon and be able to pay off part of my loan as I continue to push to have another batch of chicks going forward

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  • Maureen Masheke    Nov 6, 2022

    Thank you very much for your funding.
    I will surely work hard and increase on my chicken business venture
    Thank you again.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Nov 5, 2022

    Thank you for all the assistance.fr my last loan,I was able to increase and buy another batch of my chickens.i increased to 300 chickens and this will be giving me a 6 weeks income income of over K20,000.
    If I manage to keep monthly,like if I can buy at intervals of 4 weeks apart,I will create my income monthly and be able to increase my earnings and continue to contribute to my society by means of workers ..
    My venture is becoming a reality and my dream of becoming a bigger Poultry farmer is going to be realized.
    I plan to pay a deposit towards a plot of which my desire is to start building my house next year.
    Please I will be glad and appreciate if my loan is funded.
    Thank you my funders .

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  • Maureen Masheke    Nov 5, 2022

    Look how far I have come.thank you Zidisha.Curently looking at increasing the batches so that I will be able to keep on a monthly basis..I can see that challenges with medications for my chickens will be a thing of the past.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Nov 5, 2022

    Thank you my backers,Zidisha family for the loan I got.
    I managed to buy another batch of chickens that is at 2 weeks now.
    My project is becoming a success.im really grateful because I can see myself growing as time goes on.i will continue to work with you.
    .The loan has made a difference in that I used some of my earnings to pay for my son s University fees.my son is doing MBA in Economics..

    My business investment has increased because now I was able to increase on the number of chickens and also able to pay my worker without any challenge.Im also doing some chillie field which I see as having a future in agriculture.
    With my earnings,I intend to pay a deposit fr a plot.Im tired of paying rentals

    One of my achievements,my second born has now finished his College.
    Find and see the photos of my son's..
    Thank you Zidisha backers.we will continue this journey together..It is a blessing to be part of this journey.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Oct 5, 2022

    Thank you ..My chickens which I bought from my loan are doing fine.Im due to start selling in a week s time.I should be able to start paying towards my loan in a week's time.Thank you Zidisha,your help has pushed my business and Im improving the business

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  • Maureen Masheke    Sep 3, 2022

    Thank you very much for the loan.I have received my loan .
    I'm going to buy feed and more medications,vitamins for my chickens..
    Will keep updates.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Aug 30, 2022

    Thank you for making my project possible.
    I will be able to buy feed and meds for my broiler chickens.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Aug 30, 2022

    Thank you my backers.
    With the last loan,I was able to buy all the equipments frmy poultry
    Finished extending the chicken house which is now has a capacity of 3000 chickens which Im looking forward to grow in future.
    For now,I'm with the number 250 to 300 ..
    At least I want to push my project and growmy business.I have 1 employee but intend to increase and have 2 workers as my desire is to get in farming.so far I have a few plants of habanero chillie.
    If I'm funded,I want to buy feed and medicines for my chickens.
    Thank you for your consideration.

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