A loan of $1,000 helped to start with a "pupusa" [stuffed tortilla] business, to get a lot of chickens to raise, and to finish planting pipán squash.

Edgar Esteban's story

Edgar, 32, lives with his partner and has two children. He is an agricultural grower. At the age of 15 he decided to learn the job of raising chickens. Three years later he began to grow vegetables such as pipián squash, and he currently wants to set up a "pupusa" [stuffed tortillas] business.

He buys all the products he needs in a city in the eastern part of the country because where he lives there is not a specialized store. The profit he earns from the chickens will be useful to him for planting the pipián squash.

The loan he is requesting from Fundación Campo is to start a pupusa business, because they live near a field where there are events every weekend. He also will invest in getting a lot of chickens to raise and in finishing planting the pipián squash.

The investment will help him especially with the lot of chickens. He needs the money to have the new lot ready and make his business a reality (he has been planning it for four months) and to grow the pipián. In addition, of everything he does, he plans to venture into raising laying hens.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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