Marjory Kamwanga, 37, recently secured a plot worth K8000 in Solwezi’s
Kimiteto area and is constructing a poultry house to accommodate 1000
Having sustained income generation from chicken rearing, she has managed to become a successful business woman thanks to the Fortune World Investment, the facilitators of a business training programme funded by Kansanshi Mining Plc.
“I started my poultry business in 2016 with 100 birds with an initial capital injection of K35, 000 and my profit is be- tween 70 to 80 per cent depending on management,” Kamwanga says.
After she enrolled for the business training in 2016, Kamwanga learned financial discipline and developed the art of good customer care which has attracted many clients. She describes the business as good and lucrative, stating that one can never go wrong if all poultry requisites are in place.
She describes the business as good and lucrative, stating that one can never go wrong if all poultry requisites are in place.
Currently, the number of birds is limited to the size of the poultry house which has stood at 120 as maximum capacity since 2016 to date. Kamwanga as a single mother of five supports all of her children educationally, including her oldest son who is studying at Mulungushi university.
“I pay K12,000 per semester in tuition fees for my son, and all fees are raised from my poultry business,” she notes. Her chickens sell at retail price at Solwezi Main market in partnership with her colleague who also maintains a 2000 bird chicken run.
“I use my finances prudently according to plan to avoid being extravagant. I stick to record-keeping in the form of receipts, to observe income and expenditure as well as profits realized.”
Apart from running the poultry business, Kamwanga is a crossborder trader who travels to Botswana to bring in tele- vision sets and beddings to meet clients’ orders.
She describes the business as lucrative despite the long distances to be covered. She plans to register her business as soon resources are available in the course of the year.
“Thank you KMP for the work you are doing in imparting knowledge to entrepreneurs, which gave birth to my poultry business. I am self-employed now, may God bless Kansanshi mine,” she prays.