A loan of $1,225 helped to buy chickens, poultry feed, and medicines.

Gissela Alexandra's story

The Communal Bank "Divino Niño Jesús" (Divine Christ Child) meets every 15 days in the canton of Jipijapa, which is known by its nickname "The Sultana of Coffee" because of its extensive coffee crop that has an incomparable flavor. This area is also known for its food and the warmth of its people.

Sra. Gissela lives in this place. She is 24 years old, in a common-law relationship, and has no children. Her husband is a merchant.

She and her husband raise chickens and other poultry. They currently have a farm on which they can raise up to 300 chickens at a time. The birds are raised in that space for a period of three months before being sold to merchants or delivered to local stores. Gissela says that she has been in this business for three years and has done very well. Her best season is the month of December when she can sell up to 500 chickens.

This loan will be used to buy chickens, feed, and medicines so that the birds can develop properly. Gissela has been with her Communal Bank for two years and enjoys being a member because the loans helped her to build a large chicken coop so that she could increase her production. Her dreams are to buy a car so that she can sell in other cities and to increase her business even more.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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