A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase more egg laying chickens for her business.

Marta Daisy's story

Marta S. S. is a 57 year old woman who lives with her husband. She wasn’t able to finish primary school because she had to care for her younger brothers.

Marta is a very hardworking and responsible person. This is the second loan she has applied for from the foundation. It will be used for enlarging her egg production business. The first loan was for a catalogue sales business she still has, but she is more involved with her chickens.

Capital: Doña Marta began with the purchase of 40 small egg laying chickens with savings from her catalogue sales business. She has two chicken coops, one big, the other small.

Marta has two chicken coops. One is for the egg producing chickens. She has 40 of these and each one lays two eggs per day. This chicken coop is very large, and she is able to walk in it comfortably. The second is for her home grown chickens and has 10 chickens and a rooster. Her chicken coops are made from tin, planks, and chicken wire since a lot of foxes hang around where she lives. To date the foxes haven’t eaten any of her chickens.

With the loan she will be able to buy more egg producing chickens in order to continue increasing her capital. She gets up very early to give her chickens food and water, collect the eggs, and clean up. She does the same in the afternoon. With the loan she will be able to obtain more customers and continue with the business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rick & Pat Brown

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