Zwalithombo Self Help Group has cast its net deeper into business by venturing on various income-generating projects in Gwanda District’s Ward 20.
The 19-member group has successfully set up a horticultural garden, an apiary, a poultry project and rabbit production enterprise.
The group has planted onions, tomatoes and wheat. The group also hypes on having a stock of 11 rabbits and 25 chickens.
A bucket of tomatoes is sold at zar100. Rabbits and the chickens are not yet ready for market.
SHG members are saving to share profit from their sales in December.
22-year-old Partricia Dube said although she is looking forward to receiving her share of the profit in December, she has greatly benefited from the group’s Internal Savings and Lendings (ISALs) where they lend each other money at a 10 percent interest per month.
“ISALs enabled me to boost my business and as a result “I’m enjoying financial freedom. I can now take care of my 2-year-old child, buy supplementary foodstuff and cater for household expenses,” she said.