In the Community

 

Since our founding, ZimAvian has been committed to supporting small-scale poultry farmers. We partnered with the ReImagine Rural Fund to launch livelihoods projects that currently supports 19 farmers across 4 rural districts of Goromonzi, Seke, Domboshawa, and Simoona (Bindura).

Moving beyond subsistence farming

 

The project empowers the farmers to make the transition from subsistence farming to commercial farming, resulting in several important benefits:

  • A source of income
  • Improved nutrition for the household and the community
  • Linkages to high paying markets
  • Reduced rural to urban migration
  • Opportunity to expand egg production to commercial levels
Zimavian in the community image

How it works

First, farmers are trained in egg production. After the training, the farmers receive 500 points of lays (POL) on loan and repay the loan through eggs from the project. As they raise these point of lays, these farmers receive ongoing training from ZimAvian on bird rearing, egg marketing, veterinary services, and feed procurement.

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Receive training

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Receive chickens

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Payback with eggs

Creating sustainable communities

 

Training has been critical to ensuring the sustainability of this project. ZimAvian has trained over 160 farmers in 4 locations and provided social impact loans to 19 farmers to kickstart layer production businesses. All the funded farmers now have access to markets either through ZimAvian or their own buyers.

 

Through these interventions, we hope to do our part to strengthen rural livelihoods, by connecting farmers to information that can enhance their productivity and linking them to lucrative markets that were previously unavailable to them. Ultimately, we aim to create sustainable platforms that help people grow their own businesses, improve their living standards, and contribute more to the national economy.