Project Launch: 1-13-17
Drawn together by friendship and a desire to support their families, three Zambian women decided the best way to supplement their households' income would be to open a dairy farm. This project calls for the purchase of several cattle as well as logistic supplies to help these female entrepreneurs run their own independent cattle farming business. Profits from the operation will be used to pay the school fees of their children.
Project Update: 5-22-17
The women had a meeting and decided to divide the business into 3 smaller businesses (decollectivizing them) so that each person would be responsible for their own accounting and profit making. They decided to continue doing group meetings and trainings, but each women would be responsible for her own independent business. Since then, the women seem happy being in control of their own buying and selling, though they understand it will take longer to make more of a profit. They continue to meet as a group to discuss challenges, successes, budgeting and management tips and anything else related to the business and women's empowerment.