Total loan: $1,425

Francisco Javier

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Tosagua, Manabí Province, Ecuador / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy chicks, watering dishes, corn, commercial feed, and chames (a local, freshwater fish).

Francisco Javier's story

Tosagua is a productive town, where cacao, coffee, bananas, and corn are grown, among other things. People raise cattle, as well as birds and pigs. Tosagua's gastronomy is very well known thoroughout the area. Its primary dish is chame (a local, freshwater fish), served fried or roasted.

Franciso is 34 years old and in a common law marriage. He has three children who are 11, 4 and 2 years old. They are in high school and elementary school. His spouse takes care of the home. They live in a home they own.

Franciso and his wife work raising free range chickens and chicks. He has a small farm at his house. In certain seasons he buys a large quantity of chicks. He then raises them for two to three months, which is the time it takes for them to be ready to sell. At that time he delivers them to certain stores in the area. He also sells them by the pound, or alive, to merchants who come to his house. He also sells chames, filleted or whole, to his customers. He has had this business for twelve years.

With this new loan he will buy chicks, watering dishes, corn, commercial feed, and chames. His dream is to have a vehicle in order to continue with his sales and support his family who needs so much.