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Siphelani Chomuzinda
CAMFED
United KingdomGALLERYCONVERSATION
My husband was in the military. He was taken to the military hospital. They released him the very same day and he came back home alone.
With a grant from CAMFED, I started my own business raising poultry. The first year was full of ups and downs. After keeping two batches I realised that most people in my area didn’t have money to afford chicken. I moved my business to town.
To lose the one you love most is not easy. I used to cry. People looked down on me – I was now just a single parent. My mother was not working. My father was not working.

With a grant from CAMFED, I started my own business raising poultry. The first year was full of ups and downs. After keeping two batches I realised that most people in my area didn’t have money to afford chicken. I moved my business to town. This I found tough but through my determination and commitment and great inspiration from other women, my business has been made easier. I can say that my living standard has changed. I am now able to look after my child and myself.

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