Poultry business

Maureen Masheke

Lusaka, Zambia

100% repaid



Maureen Masheke


Lusaka, Zambia

On-time repayments

13 weekly installments  •  100%

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

With the loan,I will be able to buy more feed and medication for my chicks.Thank you Zidisha.with the last loan,I was able to increase on my numbers for the chickens.Now I can boast of buying 350+.I really appreciate the assistance I'm getting and I will shout about Zidisha to alot of my business friends.

My Videos

May 18, 2021: Humble beginnings

Jun 26, 2021: Beautiful poultry journey






Loan Info

Project Type

Classic Loan

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Aug 16, 2021

Repayment status

On Time

Projected term

4 weeks

Cost to entrepreneur

Service fee: $16.79



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  • Maureen Masheke    Nov 22, 2021

    Dear Lenders,with my awaited Loan,I intend finishing up the structure that was extended,chicken run to increase capacity.
    The rains are here and your help is highly appreciated.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Nov 22, 2021

    I would love to share a Graduation for my second born son who was doing Biomedical Engineering.This chicken business is helping us in paying for College fees .
    Thank you Zidisha for the journey .You a really helping me.Looking forward to getting my loan expedited some weeks back.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Nov 22, 2021

    Dear Lenders.A bit slowed down but I'm now selling the batch of 350 I had bought 7 weeks ago.
    Hoping to get the batch intended for the Festive season as the target ,normally have good sales.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Nov 3, 2021

    Greetings from Zambia Admin.
    I'm still waiting for the loan I expedited last week.
    Thank you four help.
    Rain season is here,would like to finish the extension to my chicken run.

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    • Laurie    Nov 4, 2021

      Please see the Director's post about that here:
      www.zidisha.org/forum-threa... [forum-thread/11722]

      Your expediting fee would be refunded. If that doesn't happen automatically, please use the HELP page in your account to contact admin about that.

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      • Maureen Masheke    Nov 13, 2021

        Greetings.Are we still having challenges in Zambia fr disbursements?.
        My fully funded loan has been unpaid to me fr over 2 weeks now.
        What is the problem.pliz inform us what is really happening?.
        My funded loan was K9,373 but I only received K3,906.
        Why ?.
        I was thinking that maybe it was part of my funded loan and thinking the balance was going to be disbursed but over 2 weeks now,I still have not received my loan.
        Please advise.

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        • Laurie    Nov 14, 2021

          Greetings, Maureen.

          I'm sorry to hear about this, but I have no idea about that, unless and until the Director posts a new announcement in the public Forum.

          Please be aware that lenders/backers cannot help you with anything technical, administrative, or policy-related.

          To contact admin (in particular, the Director), anytime you need assistance with those types of issues, please always use the HELP page in your account, not your borrower-lender/backer Discussion page.

          Every Zidisha member--(each borrower and each lender/backer)--has a HELP page in his/her account for contacting admin.

          Thank you, best wishes, and please stay safe.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Oct 28, 2021

    Hallow my Lenders.It has been3 days now since I expedited my loan and paid a cost of K1,405 from my loan. I really need this loan so that I push my chickens and finish my structure extension before the rain season.
    Waiting on you and thank you in advance.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Oct 26, 2021

    Thank u for funding my project.
    I'm extending my chicken run to increase capacity.Im also going to buy feed for the chikens
    Thank you for making my business possible

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  • Maureen Masheke    Oct 24, 2021

    My chicken run extension.happening nw

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  • Maureen Masheke    Oct 24, 2021

    These a my chickens

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  • Maureen Masheke    Oct 23, 2021

    Thank u my Lenders.I have a batch the I managed to buy from my last loan.Im achievi buying 2 batches be .my desire is to increase on the numbers,grow my chicken business and keep batches in the space of 2 weeks in between so that I have a continuous supply of chickens.
    Feed has become so expensive but with the help of the loans I'm being assisted with,I see myself growing .
    Thank you Zidisha.
    I m trying to attach a photo of the building that we started but could not finish bcoz of funds.
    Now with this,I will eventually manage to continue on the expansion project of the chicken run to increase capacity..
    Photo refusing bcoz of size.
    I will keep trying to show u the expansion of the chicken run.

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  • Maureen Masheke    Oct 7, 2021

    Thank u very much.I received my loan of K4,838..
    I'm going to buy another batch of chickens as the ones I had am selling now.
    Thank you for supporting my project.
    I look forward to more help in the future

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  • Maureen Masheke    Oct 5, 2021

    Thank you so much for funding me.With this loan,I'm buying another batch of chicks .I'm going to buy feed.this will eventually help in my business as I desire to expand.
    I'm training to smoke chicken s and add value so as to increase on my revenue.
    Thank you for making my project possible..
    My Poultry,my dream..thank you my lenders,you are making my dream possible..

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  • Maureen Masheke    Oct 4, 2021

    Im the first born in the family of 9 children ,5 girls and 4 boys..
    Just lost my dad who passed away early July and now only remaining with mum.
    I'm so glad I have help like this from Zidisha,it kept my business .
    Anyways in case of an emergency,my salary can cushion my repayments.
    Grateful forever

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  • Maureen Masheke    Oct 4, 2021

    Hallow there my lenders

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  • Maureen Masheke    Oct 4, 2021

    Thank you Lenders for the loan that I got last time.
    I managed to buy the feed as well as vitamins for my chickens.
    This time round,we a starting to sell and I'm so excited about it.
    This has really increased my numbers and I intend increasing the number.
    This has really made a difference in that I will manage and are saving some money to pay for my son who is going to college in January to do Bio Medical Sciences.
    Without the help I'm getting ,I would not be able to have this opportunity..
    I can see my son going to college.
    My earnings have increased from K3,500 weekly to K5000+ weekly wen I'm selling and with the help I'm getting,I would like to make sure I have chickens regularly to improve with my sales as well as my workers also.
    To mention,I would like to buy a bigger deep freezer for storage next time .
    My desire is to open a relish shop by end of this year or early next year where I will be selling my full, half, quarter chickens.
    I'm training to smoke chickens and this will be an added advantage to make sure that I add value and sell my products with better returns.
    My achievements will be my son going to college.

    Thank you my lenders and please continue helping me so that our lives and those of our families and workers improve.
    Thank you

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  • Maureen Masheke    Sep 13, 2021

    Thank you so much . I have received my loan.
    Will give updates

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  • Maureen Masheke    Sep 12, 2021

    Thank u very much for funding my project.Im going to buy more feed for my chickens who h are 350.thank u very much for making my project possible

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  • Maureen Masheke    Sep 10, 2021

    Me at my house with feed for my chickens

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  • Maureen Masheke    Sep 10, 2021

    My 350 chickens now...doing all fine

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  • Maureen Masheke    Sep 8, 2021

    My chickens now

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  • Samuel Odame Akrofi    Sep 7, 2021

    Good luck dear

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