Total loan: $900

Zulma Arely

Osicala, Morazán Department, El Salvador / Agriculture

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A loan helped To buy 200 chickens, vitamins and animal feed so they grow healthy.

Zulma Arely's story

Zulma, 43, is a woman who has ninth grade education because that is as far as school went. To go to high school she would have had to travel a far distance and transportation was not available. She needed a considerable amount of money and her family could not help out, so she decided to stay at home and help her mother with the housework. She is married and her husband works in agriculture and makes trips in his truck to sell fruit and vegetables in different places. She has four children, a daughter who is 20 studying at the university, two boys, ages 18 and 16 who attend high school and a 14-year-old daughter in ninth grade. Six people live at home, her four children, her husband and herself. Zulma raises chickens and started out with ten. Since it went well she decided to buy more and the farm has grown to over 600 chickens. Her farm is near her home, about 100 meters away. She does not have a fixed work schedule because she feeds the chickens several times a day and sometimes vaccinates them or gives them vitamins. Her husband and children also help her. The loan she is requesting is to buy 200 chickens, vitamins and animal feed so the chickens will grow healthy. This way she will be able to fill the orders she has from different restaurants and stores. Zulma has plans for the future to run her own chicken meat factory and hire people to help. She also wants to give her children an education so they can be better off in the future and enjoy a better quality of life.