A loan of $1,500 helped to buy 300 broiler chickens, 2 milk cows, and 2 calves. The rest of the financing will be used to repair the chain-link fence where the chickens are, since it is in bad shape.


Rudy Alberto's story

Rudy is 21 years old. He is single. This young man engages in two kinds of productive work: the first, but not least important, is raising poultry (broiler chickens). The second is raising livestock such as cows, goats, calves, and bulls. He does both of these on a piece of land attached to his house. This land has everything necessary to raise chickens and cows. In the morning, he cleans the troughs of the chickens and cows. Then he feeds them. Throughout the day, he maintains everything he encounters in perfect condition, since the chickens require a lot of care because they are very delicate birds. He has been doing this work for an average of approximately 3 years. It is also worth mentioning that his mother has done this work for more than 30 years, and it is she who points him in the right direction so everything goes very well for him. Before starting this work, he was studying, but due to financial problems he is no longer pursuing university studies.

He buys the broiler chickens from the providers who specialize in raising chickens. They provide an added service of weekly or bimonthly checks to see how the chickens’ growth is going. He buys these in the city, which is 1 kilometer from his house.

He buys the cows at the small market in the same city that is the same distance away as mentioned previously.

The loan he is requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy 300 broiler chickens, 2 milk cows, and 2 calves. The rest of the financing will be used to repair the chain-link fence where the chickens are, since it is in bad shape.

With the loan, he will increase his herd of cattle and raise 300 broiler chickens, since he currently has 300 others that are ready for sale. His inventory will increase on buying all these chickens and therefore his sales will be larger and of course his earnings as well. In this way, he will be able to make other investments he is thinking of.

His goals are: first, he wants to build one more coop to raise the chickens, since the one he currently has is very small and is in pretty bad shape. He also wants to build feed and water troughs for the cattle. And finally, he wants to continue studying for a university degree.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat



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