Poultry business


Lusaka, Zambia

112% paid forward




Member since

May 2021

On-time repayments

49 installments  •  41%

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

Project Proposal

Thank you Zidisha for all the loans that you have given me.
I'm raising money for my son s University and also grow my business to sustain and improve our lives.Also to grow this chicken business to higher levels.

My Videos

May 18, 2021: Humble beginnings

Jun 26, 2021: Beautiful poultry journey






Project Info

Project Type

Pay It Forward

Disbursed amount


Date disbursed

Sep 12, 2021



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  • Maureen    Jun 2, 2024

    Dear ZIDISHA family
    I'm unable to make payments at the moment due to financial challenges that I have.will surely try by all means to pay as per adjusted schedule and see how things go as thy improve.thank you

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  • Maureen    Mar 9, 2024

    Good day my ZIDISHA family.
    Things and business is just so.slow..im hoping to get back and really settle my pending loan.

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  • Maureen    Feb 1, 2024

    Good morning my ZIDISHA team.
    My business is so slow and not moving as planned.
    I'm trying to make things better and will settle accordingly.
    Sorry fr the delays but will surely make good.
    After my illness.my medicals drained me.so it's almost like starting afresh..but I will push.

    Thank you fr understanding

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  • Maureen    Dec 3, 2023

    I would like to adjust my payment amount until things and my business improves.it is just slow.otherwise I'm still with chicken business.also I'm growing some okra..I'm yet to improve yields

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  • Maureen    Nov 3, 2023

    Good morning my team of Zidisha.
    Business is just slow but I will continue paying.hope things will improve soon.thank you fr everything

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  • Maureen    Oct 11, 2023

    Dear Zidisha team.thank you fr your help in my loan but at the moment,my business is not doing too well.I have adjusted to start paying slowly until my business improves.
    Still pushing
    Thank you team

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  • Maureen    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    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    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    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    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    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    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    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    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    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    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    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    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    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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