A loan of $400 helped to buy four 100lb bags of concentrate to feed his chickens, and to buy farm supplies.

José Ezequiel's story

José is 34 years old, married, and has two children. He is a hard-working person who lives with his wife and two children. José works as a farmer and also carries out additional work to make income for his family. For the past four years, he has been raising chickens for meat. It all started with the idea of marrying the woman who is now his wife. The couple decided to save some money on their wedding by purchasing 70 chickens to fatten themselves and, without knowing anything about the amount of time it takes a chicken to grow, they did this. They had to sell the 70 chickens because they developed before their wedding date. This is how they started their business. The couple buy the supplies they need such as concentrated feed, vitamins and vaccines in Sensuntepeque because it is the only place where customers receive a good price and technical advice. To reach this place, José has to travel 5km by bus or pick-up truck.

José is requesting a loan from Fundación Campo to buy four 100lb bags of concentrate to feed a batch of chickens. He will use the remaining money to buy farm supplies.

José's future plans are to build a shed where he can raise more chickens and provide them with better conditions. This will make him more money and he will be able to both satisfy his family's needs and cover his demand for chickens.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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