A loan of $1,500 helped to buy 17 quintals of chicken feed, building supplies to expand the farm and supplies to make hammocks.

José Armando's story

José, 33, is married and has three children. From a young age he was left alone with his father when his mother died. Since then, he learned how to work in agriculture growing corn and beans. He also worked taking care of cattle for a family and still works at this job. He gets up at 3 in the morning to milk the cows and to get to the place where the cattle are he must walk over some hills. José is an enterprising man who also learned how to work in construction and how to make hammocks. He has a chicken farm at home and he works hard every day; his wife helps him care for the chicks and to make the hammocks. In order to buy feed and supplies for his chicks, he must go to a place that’s a kilometer away from his house and he must walk there since there is no transportation available to that place.

The loan he’s asking Fundación Campo for is to buy 17 quintals of feed concentrate to make 200 chicks grow; he will also buy metal sheeting and lumber to expand the farm and will use the rest to buy supplies to make hammocks. With this investment, he will expand the farm making it more comfortable and the chicks will grow better. Also, he’ll be able to rotate the chicks weekly supplying demand from the businesses he sells them to earning higher family income. His dream is to improve his house, install brick flooring since it’s currently dirt and to build two bedrooms for his children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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