Despite having a lucrative career in Information Technology, Gift Jambaya from Harare decided to quit his job so that he can venture into full time rabbit breeding.
by Tafara Mugwara
HARARE, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) — Despite having a lucrative career in Information Technology, Gift Jambaya from Harare decided to quit his job so that he can venture into full time rabbit breeding.
Jambaya, who is locally known as “Mr. Rabbit”, said after venturing into full time rabbit farming four years ago, life has never been the same.
What started as hobby since an early age has become a profitable commercial venture, which has enabled him to reinvest the proceeds in his business while meeting other financial obligations.
“When I started, it was a hobby but discovering that I can actually earn a bit of money to feed my family I decided to make it my profession,” Jambaya told Xinhua at his plot on the outskirts of the capital Harare.
Gift Jambaya, a Zimbabwean entrepreneur feeds a rabbit at his plot on the outskirts of Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, Nov. 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Tafara Mugwara)
With the growing demand for rabbit in Zimbabwe, Jambaya said the breeding business is booming like never before.
On realizing that very few people in Zimbabwe were practicing proper rabbit breeding, Jambaya started mass production of rabbits.
He also started helping other farmers that wanted to get into commercial rabbit breeding, and his success story incited many farmers to venture into the business.
“I am one of the pioneers that are helping a lot of