Loveness from Malawi
I am Loveness Humba, a holder of a Diploma in Rural and Community development, with 2 years of experience working as a field officer for Nancholi Youth Organization (a local organization in Southern Malawi). Through my field experience I have come to realize that true worth lies in agriculture.
It has always been my strong desire to venture into the agriculture sector to contribute to the country’s economy and food security and also to empower less privileged Malawian youths through education support. I therefore have plans to start a poultry business which has huge potential for growth. I have strong confidence that through this business, someday I’ll become a key supplier of chicks to fellow women and others interested through this business.
My business interest was strengthened when I joined Free Women Entrepreneurs which is run by Mellany. I am inspired by success stories of other top business women with humble small beginnings. Their stories give me the confidence that I can do it.
Currently I am based in Green corner, Blantyre (near Puma filling station, Chikwawa Road), where I want to have the business established.
The major constraint that I have is capital. I invested in Maize and Groundnuts farming during last growing season to boost up my capital but due to drought effects, I ended up making losses. I am now failing to raise enough capital and therefore need support to kick start my poultry business.