A loan of $350 helped purchase of baby chickens and chicken feed.

Diana's story

Diana is 27 years-old and the mother of an only one-year-old son. She lives with her partner, who is a heavy machinery mechanic, in her mother-in-law's house.

Six months ago Diana began raising chickens in a small coop that she put up in her mother-in-law's garden. She raises the chickens outdoors so they are known as "farm chickens," which people prefer for their natural growth. What Diana likes about her job is raising the animals well so they reach a good weight and can be sold for a fair price. The business is profitable because the neighbors constantly buy chickens, and when Diana can't sell them all she prepares traditional chicken stock, which she sells outside of the home. Diana is very satisfied with this business, especially since she has the support of her mother-in-law and her two sisters-in-law.

This is her second loan with MFP. Diana likes her communal bank because her fellow members are organized and very hard-working. With the funds from this loan she will buy more baby chickens and enough feed to raise them.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Credo

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