A loan of $2,275 helped to buy 12,000 day-old chicks, chicken feed, and medications.

Ruth Irleny's story

Ruth is an unassuming and hardworking country woman who is 40 years old. She is the mother of 2 children, and she is providing for them on her own, as the entire financial burden fell upon her after she separated from her husband.

Ruth used to work as an employee of an agricultural store. This is where she learned everything about caring for animals. Then the opportunity arose for her to work independently and start up her own facility to raise and fatten chickens, which she sells to the other agricultural shops in the municipality where she lives and in the surrounding areas. This way she can generate sufficient resources to cover the household expenses and provide her children with an education.

Ruth is requesting a loan to invest in the purchase of 12,000 one-day old chicks, animal feed, and medications to feed and raise them appropriately so that she can later sell them. This will enable her to increase her capacity for staggered production, increasing her sales and income.

Ruth states that her main desire is to have a greater quantity of birds and increase her staggered production so that she can meet the demand in the other surrounding towns, increasing her income so that she can have financial stability and give her children a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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