A loan of $800 helped to buy chickens.

Blanca Isabel's story

27 year-old Blanca has a stall on a street sidewalk where she sells chickens. She lives in an urban area called Guasmo. Blanca is well known because she sells chickens that are ready to prepare and eat.

Blanca's chicken stall is a family business which has been in existence for 35 years. Her mother used to own the business and she is following family tradition by continuing the business. Blanca works, with her mom's help, from 6.00am to 2.00pm since she is studying at university. She sells every chicken according to its weight but the average price she sells a whole chicken for is $6.50.

To continue with her family business, she would like to use her loan to buy chickens to sell on her stall. In the future, she would like to continue with her business and one of her goals is to own an Internet cafe as a new business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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