A loan of $750 helped to buy concentrated poultry feed and to pay off an outstanding debt.

Antonia's story

Antonia is 70 years old, in a relationship, and has two children. She has been raising and selling fattened chickens and egg-laying hens for eight years. Antonio and her partner previously lived in another part of the country. He earns his living by making bricks out of clay, but they needed an additional income-generating business. Antonia learned the poultry trade from her brother since he was in the same line of work. She helped him with taking care of the chickens.

The loan she is requesting from Fundación Campo will be used to pay off an outstanding debt with the institution. She will also buy six quintals (1 quintal = 46 kg) of concentrated feed for her egg-laying hens. Some of the hens are already in the production stage, so they need to be well fed so that they can increase production.

With this investment, Antonia will be able to pay off a debt and have capital to continue her work. As a result, she will be able to generate income from the egg-laying hens that are in production. Antonia has no other choice but to work more. The loans have given her the opportunity to accomplish other goals that she always wanted to achieve. She says that she wants to continue working with Fundación Campo so that she can increase her production of eggs and meat. Antonia also wants to make gradual expansions to her chicken coops so that the birds will be more comfortable.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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