CASE STUDIES

GRACE MALIPOSA

Grace Maliposa is a subsistence farmer and a beneficiary under the soya beans project. She is married and has four school going children; three boys and one girl.  She says that the training she has received in soya beans production and herbicide application helped her manage ....

MAYUNI MAUREEN

Mayuni Maureen, 28 years old of Chikupili chiefdom, is married with 2 Children and has been saving in SILC since 2018. Through SILC, she has been able to sustain her businesses of selling second-hand clothes....

HAMWALA MULEZA

Hamwala Muleza - a 29-year-old of Kampelembe community, has been saving since 2019. Her passion to improve the livelihood of the family made her join SILC. With K1000 she got from share out, she managed to buy a goat and 4 chickens for her 2 children....

ABILITY MWALE

Ability Mwale, aged 16 went to Nshinso School but dropped out in 2018 when she became pregnant. She was subjected to a lot of stigma by her fellow pupils and there was little support from the Father of the child.....

KALUNGA MACHIKO

Kalunga got sick 2012, she was coughing and her legs were getting swollen all of the time with water was coming out of her legs. She was also diagnosed with HIV. She started taking ART drugs without any difficulties and her weight greatly improved.....

HARVEST MAMBUKA

Harvest Mambuka aged 43 was supported through a soya loan in 2014 as he was identified at that time as vulnerable but viable and could not afford to send his children to school. He grew one acre in the first year. By the 2018/19 season he had grown 10 acres of soya and 3 hectares of maize....

IMPROVING LIVES THROUGH ADULT LITERACY

Mr and Mrs Given and Mercy Hamuntanga, aged 42 and 39 have 8 children and migrated from Southern Province 8 years ago looking for more land. A friend directed them to Boole. Several of their families have since joined them. They have both enrolled in the adult classes...

SILC SUCCESS - STELLA CHISENGA

Stella Chisenga aged 24 married with one child lives in Busa. She has been a member of a SILC group for two years. During that time she has taken out three loans. With the first for K150 or £16, she bought flour and made fritters and after repaying the loan and interest of 25% she made 100% profit....

BUSA DEMO SITE 2019

Demo sites are an important part of the work undertaken by ZRDF - giving farmers the support needed to grow and maintain crops. in 2019 some 400 farmers will benefit from the developing site in Busa. 

SILC SUCCESS - YVONNE TEMBO

Yvonne Tembo aged 32 has 5 children and has been a SILC member for two years. She has had two loans. The first for K200 she bought goats and subsequently sold one.

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