Meet Sibusisiwe Moyo, a hardworking and goal-oriented woman from Garanyemba village in Gwanda district who started a broiler production enterprise to escape the hard grip of poverty.
The 46-year-old mother of four children was struggling to make ends meet and felt she would die a pauper, but those were just mere thoughts before she was introduced to Hand in Hand Zimbabwe’s Community Upliftment Programme (CUP), her life changed dramatically for the better.
Equipped with newfound business acumen, she ventured into broiler production. Through undergoing the Hand in Hand Zimbabwe modular trainings, Mrs Moyo was impacted with great knowledge and skills and above all the fundamentals of record-keeping as she is now able to keep track of her finances.
On a good month, she makes a profit ZAR$6 500 from selling her broilers, at ZAR$100 each.
Her life has changed drastically now that she can afford to provide for herself and her children.
‘My life has improved significantly. I am now financially secure, a milestone I never imagined I would achieve in my life’’ she said.
Mrs Moyo, is a member of Zithuthukise Self Help Group which is made up of 8 members. Members contribute ZAR$100 per month at a 10% return rate.
Sibusiso Moyo expressed her appreciation to Hand in Hand Zimbabwe, as she is now an independent woman who can support herself and her family, she hopes that the organization will continue to empower more women in her district.
Mrs Moyo’s long term goal is to grow her broiler production business.