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Total loan: $650
Usulután, Usulután Department, El Salvador / Agriculture
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Ingrid Beatriz's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy 200 chicks to fatten and 15 sacks of concentrate to feed them, as well as vitamins, antibiotics, and other items.
Ingrid Beatriz's story
Ingrid is an enterprising young woman, 23 years old. She has a partner and two daughters. She only studied through the seventh grade. She didn’t have the chance to continue her studies because she worked around the home. For one year now she has worked raising and fattening chickens. She learned this type of work because she needed a means of support and there weren’t jobs available in her country. She built a chicken house out of metal sheeting and wood on the patio of her house in order to raise her chickens. It is simple but adequate, with drinking and feed troughs. She feeds her chickens everyday and gives them clean water. She also gives them antibiotics and vitamins to make sure they don’t get sick. She sells her chickens to wholesale dealers in the city markets, and others come to her house. To buy the chickens, Ingrid travels in a bus that passes through her community. The trip lasts almost an hour. She always makes her purchases at an agrobusiness store because they sell high quality chicks at a good price. This young woman is asking for a loan of $650 to buy 200 chicks to fatten, as well as 15 sacks of concentrate to feed them. She’ll also buy vitamins, antibiotics, and other items. The loan will help Ingrid because she will be able to get low prices by buying the chickens wholesale. She can also avoid making numerous trips to the city, because those are difficult. She will always have a supply of chickens to meet the demands of her customers. By having her chicken house always full of chickens, this young lady will be assured of her income, which will help her to grow her business and support her family. Ingrid dreams of expanding her business so that her daughters can study and they can have their own house.