Tambudzai Macheso (42) from Shurugwi district has established diverse business ventures in a bid to increase her streams of income.
The enterprising woman owns a horticulture garden, hires out a grinding mill, is into poultry production and runs a fish farming business.
Tambudzai a member of Manera ebudiriro SHG says the knowledge she received from Hand in Hand Zimbabwe through its business development modules greatly aided her to establish her enterprises.
To date, Tambudzai receives an average income of $300 per months from selling produce such as chomolia, carrots, tomatoes, butternuts and beans which she grows in her garden. She also receives an average income of USD$400 from selling green mealies after every 4 months
The hardworking woman also makes an average income of USD$100 from her grinding meal.
Tambudzai also owns an incubator and has secured 50 mixed breed chickens and 30 black astrolope which started laying eggs in July 2022. She is expecting to start receiving and income from the poultry business soon.
After establishing the three businesses, Tambudzai Macheso felt that she needed to do more in order to reach her goal. She then decided to construct a 10 x 10m fish pond which is 1.5m deep.
“I bought 1500 fingerlings (baby fish) in April 2022 and I’m expecting to start selling them in October 2022 for usd$4 per kg,” she said.
She added that she has achieved a lot from her diverse enterprises
“When l joined Hand in Hand in 2020 l could not use money wisely. My story however changed when I went through the Hand in Hand Zimbabwe 6 modular trainings.
I can now save money from my different projects to fend for my family- something I struggled to do before meeting Hand in Hand Zimbabwe,” she said.